Dates: 13, 20 May; 3, 10 June
Mondays: 10.00 – 12.30
Course code: 18TON186
Learn from the best of contemporary short story writers to help you write your own new work. Led by an award winning short story writer, you will look at examples of a range of stories to experiment with different styles and work on your writing craft. This is a practical course, with lots of writing involved, but you will also discover new and well-established contemporary writers.
Please note: there are limited places due to class size.
Led by an award winning short story writer, this course takes a different short story each week to help you analyse structure, character, and theme with the aim of learning new writing tools. As well as reading and discovering new and well-established writers, this course is practical, with lots of writing involved. You will work through fun and exploratory writing exercises to find your own style, try out new techniques and get inspiration from many different sources. Writers we will be looking at include Margaret Atwood, Ben Marcus, Tania Hershman and George Sanders. There is however no need to read in advance (unless you want to) and all texts will be given in class. For those who want, there will be an opportunity to share your work with the class and to help build confidence in your writing. We will also be looking at current opportunities for publishing short stories.
About the tutor
Sarah Salway is a novelist, an award-winning short story writer, poet and experienced creative writing tutor based in Kent. Her work has been translated into several languages, commissioned by BBC Radio Four, and made into short films; her poetry has appeared in many places including financial newspapers, public parks and postcards. Sarah is a former Canterbury Laureate, and Royal Literary Fellow at both the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. Find out more about Sarah on her website www.sarahsalway.co.uk