This interactive, four-session workshop is a continuation of the Fundamentals of Short Fiction workshop. Each two-hour session will explore a different element of style including: point of view, pacing, plot/structure and theme.
Students will be asked to submit a short piece of writing to the instructor prior to each class.
In the second half of each lesson, everyone will read aloud from their submitted work and receive in-depth feedback from the instructor and their peers. Students will also receive written feedback on their submitted work after each class.
Eva Crocker (she/her) is a writer and PhD student at Concordia University where she is researching visual art from Newfoundland and Labrador. Her short story collection Barrelling Forward (House of Anansi Press 2017) was shortlisted for the Dayne Oglivy Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Authors and won the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction and the CAA Emerging Author’s Award. Her debut novel All I Ask (House of Anansi Press 2020) was long-listed for the 2020 Giller Prize and won the BMO Winterset Award. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, Border Crossings Magazine, Hamilton Review of Books, Visual Art News and Atlantic Books Today among other publications. She is an editor of short fiction at Riddle Fence Magazine.
Who Should Take This Workshop?
This workshop is open to all experience levels, it’s for anyone who’s interested in getting constructive feedback on works in progress, finding inspiration for new projects through short writing exercises, meeting fellow writers and hopefully making some friends.
*You do not have to have completed Fundamentals of Short Fiction Part 1 in order to take Fundamentals of Short Fiction Part 2.
“I learned a lot and felt challenged and motivated every week. The writing exercises and homework were great, and helped me get into a mindset where I worked on short stories for most of each week, rather than just during the workshop.”
“I did learn a lot in the workshop. It was a welcoming, safe, and supportive space to share work. Excellent encouraging feedback. I think the amount zoom time and feedback I got from the instructor was exceptional given the low cost of the workshop.”
“Eva is such a great instructor and facilitator and the overall structure of course as well as the form of each class/meeting was a great way to meet the goals of the workshop.”
Session 1: October 14, 2021
Session 2: October 21, 2021
Session 3: October 28, 2021
Session 4: November 04, 2021
Start time: 12:00 EDT
End time: 14:00 EDT
Venue: Zoom Conference