A well-crafted short story has the ability to take us at once inside a dream, so that nothing else exists for us during the reading of it but the people and the places inside it. How does it do that? And how might you do that? Award-winning author Ross Raisin will introduce you to the art of short-story writing, with examples from some of the masters, and guidance on style and structure, so that you will go away with the impetus to write some yourself. And bring a pen, because you’ll be kick-starting your writing during the session.
- See examples of great short stories & learn what makes them great
- Learn how to approach the structuring of a short story.
- Consider the difference in form and effect between the page-long story and the longer, meatier narrative
- Discover how a short story differs from a novel, and which one is right for you
Ross Raisin was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. He’s published three novels, Waterline and God’s Own Country, for which he won awards including The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and a Betty Trask Award. His latest novel, A Natural, was published earlier this year. Ross has written short stories for Esquire, BBC Radio Three and Granta, among others, and has contributed to anthologies including Best British Short Stories. He teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths University.
- Complimentary drinks
- Dedicated q&a time
- Ask more specific questions during one-to-one chats at the end of the event, and network with other likeminded attendees