News | 2020

TWS Community Workshop **** CANCELLED ****

UPDATE: I'm sure no one will be surprised to hear we've cancelled this workshop for the foreseeable future. When it's appropriate, we'll try to reschedule later. Take care, everyone.


On Sunday, March 22, 2020, I'll be presenting Writing the Short Story as part of the SFU Continuing Studies TWS Community Workshops series. We'll be at SFU Vancouver - Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., and I'm told registration is $30 (plus fees and taxes). I've also been told seats are filling fast, so if you'd like to join us (being a member of The Writers' Studio is not required), I strongly encourage you not to wait until the last minute. To register, check out SFU's Eventbrite listing.

TWS Community Workshops: Writing the Short Story

If you'd like to know a little bit about the workshop before you sign up (something else I strongly encourage), here's the description:

Writing the Short Story
Desire, conflict, and choice are critical to good story telling--without them you may have fiction, but you most certainly will not have a story. Through a combination of lecture, in-class exercises, and discussion, this three-hour interactive workshop will show you how to weave these elements into your short stories as we explore the structural elements shared by all stories, uncover the differences between plot and structure, see how character drives story, and give you the tools you'll need to build emotionally satisfying stories again and again.