Contemporary Short Story Writing

Ref: C3680288

A cross between a reading group and a writing class, this course is for people who are interested in both reading and writing short stories. We will read and discuss a short story each week, then we will use it as a starting point for some writing exercises. We will also discuss the role of the short story and look at possible publication platforms. There will be no pressure to share your work in the class, though there will be an opportunity to do so if you choose.

Additional information about this course

Inform students that this is for West Yorkshire students only

Course aim

To read and discuss a short story each week, then use it as a starting point for new writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read a new short story each week.
  • Examine the techniques and writing styles of the various authors.
  • Discuss the short story with class members.
  • Use the short stories as starting points for new writing of my own.
  • Participate in giving/receiving feedback in the class.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need a pen/pencil and notebook for writing exercises, or alternatively a laptop/computer.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Contemporary Short Story Writing

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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