Writing Short Stories with Giselle Leeb (online course)
6 week course – 24th June to 29th July 2020
Wednesdays – 7 – 8:15pm
£70, £65 concessions.
A brilliant short story seems effortlessly written. What are the elements of a good short story and what types of short stories are out there? How do you start a short story, finish one, think about voice, character, setting, plot, imagery, symbols, and theme? Where do you get ideas and inspiration? Whether you’re already writing short stories, or are just getting started, this six week covers the craft elements you need to write short stories in any genre and style. We will write throughout the course, in a supportive environment. We will also look at the crucial skills of editing, effective feedback, and how, where and when to submit.
This course will take place live through the conferencing platform, Zoom. There are a limited number of places available on this course and interaction and sharing of work between peers will be encouraged. Guidance for using Zoom will be provided in advance before the course starts.
We ask that participants commit to providing feedback to at least 1 other participant throughout the course, and the course tutor Giselle Leeb will also provide verbal and offline feedback throughout the course.
About the Tutor:
Giselle Leeb grew up in South Africa and lives in Nottingham. Her short stories have appeared in over thirty publications including Best British Short Stories 2017 (Salt), Ambit, Mslexia, the Lonely Crowd, Black Static, Litro, and other places. She has placed and been shortlisted in competitions including the Ambit, Bridport and Mslexia. She is a Word Factory Apprentice Award winner 2019/2020 and an assistant editor at Reckoning Journal.