This interactive, four-session course will explore the fundamentals of writing short fiction. Two hours a week, we will delve into a different element of style, including: setting, character development, dialogue and description.
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.
Eva Crocker is a freelance writer based in Montreal. Her short story collection Barrelling Forward was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Authors. The collection won the Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer’s Award and the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine, Border Crossings Magazine, Hamilton Review of Books, Visual Art News and Atlantic Books Today. Her debut novel All I Ask, published by House of Anansi Press in June 2020, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the BMO Winterset Award. She is a short fiction editor at Riddle Fence Magazine.
Links to Eva’s work, reviews and media attention
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.”