posted 24 Feb 2017
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Comma Press Short Story Course
- Wed, 11 Jan 2017 - Wed, 14 Jun 2017
- 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM
- Tickets: £150 for 6 sessions
The Comma Press short story course returns to Bluecoat for another 6 months of writing workshops, led by the acclaimed poet-turned-short story writer Michelle Green
Designed to provide professional support for writers at all stages, participants will get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers; as well as characterisation, dialogue and narrative voice.
Comma Press, one of the UK’s leading publisher of short fiction is always looking for new voices in short fiction and it’s hoped that this course will unearth and develop contenders for one of their showcases of new writers.
Feedback we received from previous courses:
Johanna Robinson - "The Bluecoat Comma Press Short Story course was fantastic, and always a highlight of the month. Both the tutor and the material were thorough and engaging, and I learned so much, not only in terms of writing, but about critical assessment and structure of the short story too. It's a great jumping-off point for further writing."
“The course has been absolutely amazing and has improved my confidence”
“It's been brilliant! Excellent, excellent teaching”
“I have loved attending this course”
“It inspired me"
The sessions will run from 6.30 - 8.30pm on:
Wed 11 Jan / Wed 8 Feb / Wed 8 March / Wed 12 Apr / Wed 17 May / Wed 14 Jun
Michelle Green is an acclaimed poet-turned-short story writer, and a well-loved figure on the Manchester spoken word scene. In 2005 she won the North West Regional Poetry Slam, and has since performed across the UK, both solo and in collaboration with musicians and visual artists, at festivals such as the Big Chill, as well as on BBC Radio 4. She has published her poems and short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies (including Bitch Lit and City Secrets), and her first collection of poetry -Knee High Affairs - was published by Crocus in 2006. Jebel Marra is her first collection of fiction and is based on her own experience as an aid worker in Darfur.Jebel Marra was shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2015 and it has recently been longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2016 (shortlist announced 28 July 2016).
Read Michelle's blog here: