Short Story Workshop

What is a workshop?

A workshop focuses on building a strong, complete short story for each participant. Over the course of the two months, we will discuss revising each other’s work, considering aspects of the craft of writing, such as character, point of view, description, language, and style. Participants will become acquainted with the logistics of writing a short story, and will learn how to accurately express a creative vision through their words. This workshop is intended to provide an enriching and valuable learning experience for both new and experienced writers. As a group, we will analyze and provide feedback on each others’ work through the workshop format, with participation and constructive feedback contributing to our creative growth.

-There is room available for 10 participants.
You will submit a rough draft for the application, and then write a final draft during the workshop.

-Meeting times: February 16th, March 1st, March 10th, March 24th 7-8pm EST .
To participate you must be able to make 3 out of the 4 meetings.
-Feb 16: Discuss rough drafts 1-5
-March 1: Discuss rough drafts 6-10
-March 10: Discuss final drafts 1-5
-March 24: Discuss final drafts 6-10

-Each participant will read all 10 stories. Each participant will provide comments and feedback on each story in the document provided. During each meeting, each participant will receive verbal feedback from all the other participants. Stories/feedback will not be anonymous.

-Participants must have a mic.

Should you apply?

Do you have time?
The workshop is meant to be intensive. It’s ok to recognize now is not a good time to commit to a large project.
Can you make all the meetings?
We will be going until 8pm. You must be there the full hour.
Are you ok with different material?
All stories will be school appropriate, however if you often choose not to read something based on content, a workshop might not be a good fit.

Your Short Story
The topic: Your choice
Must be school appropriate
1,000-5,000 words

How to Apply

  • Please watch the recording from the last meeting for information on how the workshop will work.
  • Click here to submit the application. To apply, you must fill out the application and email Mrs. Emery the story you would like to use for the workshop.
  • You can read the stories from last year’s workshop on the blog.
  • Stories can be any topic, but should be school appropriate. Stories should be 1,000-5,000 words.
  • Applications are due February 5th.
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Posted on February 1, 2016, in Club Business. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So excited! Always get pumped this time of the CWC year. It’s super fun!

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