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Short Story Writing


Monday, April 14, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

Short Story Writing

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Short Story Writing

Every second Monday of the month, starting 14th April 2014


Course continues on:

  • 12th May
  • 9th June
  • 14th July
  • 11th August
  • 8th September

About the Course

Over the course of six workshops, you’ll be introduced to the three predominant narrative structures used by short story writers and learn how to apply them in your own work. Completing set writing tasks – and receiving structured, peer-driven feedback – you’ll develop three stories to completion, and get in-course tutor feedback on at least two of them. You’ll receive tailored advice on how to shape the story and how to improve characterisation, dialogue and narrative voice. In particular the course will focus on the second major type of short story - the lyrical story - as this will be the focus of Comma's next 'new author' showcase anthology.

About the Tutor

Claire Dean's stories have been published in The Best British Short Stories, Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds, Still, Shadows & Tall Trees and elsewhere. 'Marionettes' and 'Into the Penny Arcade' are published as chapbooks by Nightjar Press. A collection of Claire’s new fairy tales is due out from Unsettling Wonder in Spring 2014. She lives in Lancashire with her two young sons.

For more information, including a reading list, please click here.

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When & Where

36-40 Edge Street
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Monday, April 14, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.


We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.


Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!


Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/

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