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Short Story Workshop with Kiare Ladner

kiare ladner black and whiteWednesday evenings, 6.45pm-9.15pm
dates October 30, (no class November 6), November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
cost £99
venue Collage Writing Room, Wood Green Works, 40 Cumberland Road London N22 7SG.
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The short story – liberating to get down, exacting to get right! Over six intensive sessions, we’ll explore the art and craft of the form. In doing so, we’ll look rigorously at your own stories, alongside a diverse range by other writers. From the traditional to the experimental, from character-based to thematically driven, from stories that expand a moment to those that cover a lifetime, we’ll discuss what works, how it works and why it works. Come along if you’d like to be inspired, motivated and challenged in your practice. All levels welcome.

Kiare’s short story ‘Van Rensburg’s Card’ was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018. Her short stories have been shortlisted or received honourable mentions in competitions including the Bridport Prize, the Short Fiction Competition, the Short Sharp Stories Award, storySouth Million Writers Award and Glimmer Train. Kiare Ladner’s debut novel Nightshift will be published by Picador in autumn 2019.

Prioritise Your Writing with Alison Chandler

ALISON CHANDLER 002Tuesdays, 10.30am to 1pm
dates Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10
cost £99
venue Collage Writing Room, Wood Green Works, 40 Cumberland Road London N22 7SG.
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Excited at the idea of giving your work in progress some well-deserved focus? Then join us for six weeks of intensive writing and feedback designed to take your work to the next level.

  • We will set individual goals and encourage each other to achieve them
  • We will write in and out of the Writing Room
  • We will share our writing in small, supportive groups, receiving and giving detailed notes, and learning from each other

This workshop-based course is ideal if you want to make major headway with your writing project whether you’re working on a novel, a memoir or a short story collection. You should be able to commit to writing daily throughout the course and to giving, as well as receiving, thoughtful feedback over the six weeks we are together. It is important to attend all the sessions if you possibly can.

Your tutor, Alison Chandler, has over five years’ experience supporting writers on the road to completing their manuscripts, and has produced three novels of her own.

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