A Story in Autumn: An Online Taster Workshop (Sunday, 27 September)
Autumn is a time for change and truth and beauty. It's also a time for stories, whether around a campfire or at a family festive gathering. In this one-off taster workshop, we'll explore how to create a sense of transformation and surprise in a very short story.
"Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling." Jane Austen, Persuasion
In this practical workshop, we'll create a first draft of two short-short stories. The workshop takes place on Zoom, where we'll write together, share work and connect with other writers around the world. We'll look closely at other stories, but the focus will be very much on your own writing.
Devised to suit writers of all levels, the workshop is perfect for anyone who enjoys writing with others – or would like to check out what it's like to write with others. The workshop is also a chance to see if you'd like to join the fortnightly Three Stories in Autumn workshops in October and November.
Sunday, 27 September, 2020
Time: 5-7.30pm CET, click here for the corresponding start time where you are.
Full fee: £40 / Reduced fee: £30
limited to 20 participants
About the tutor: Shaun Levin is the author of Seven Sweet Things, A Year of Two Summers, and Snapshots of The Boy, amongst other books. His short stories have been anthologised alongside such writers as Nadine Gordimer, Ali Smith, and Edmund White. He edits The A3 Review and is the creator of Writing Maps. Shaun has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years, and is the author of The Writing Notebooks, a series of guides for writers taking on book-length projects.