I'm running a new short story course online from May 2024, focused on the art of writing fiction from fact. We'll be exploring truth, fact, and the differences between the two in fiction, as well as developing story elements like narrative and character inspired by lived experience.
This is not a memoir writing course - we will be writing short fiction! But if you are wanting to experiment with creating fictional worlds from real world cloth, this might be the course for you.
I try to make my courses as accessible as possible, so if you have any particular access needs or questions, do get in touch to ask.
I'm running this course with Manchester's home of the short story, Comma Press, and if you've read any of their list you'll know they are committed to publishing fiction that is deeply rooted in those lived realities that are often overlooked or erased.
We will be meeting online once every two weeks, over a 12 week span of time, and bursaries are available for anyone in receipt of benefits. If you're not sure if you should be there, I especially want you there.
Click here to find out more and to sign up!