Thu, 07 Sept|
Collaborative Flash Fiction | 6 Part Course | Limited 20 Places | £60
The Long and Short of it! From novel to flash fiction. Understanding and using collaborative techniques, being part of a group of LGBTQ+ writers creating a polyphonic flash novella. Designed for 10-20 participants. Meets fortnightly every two weeks from Thu 7th September. For writers at all levels.
Time & Location
07 Sept 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
About the Event
Thu 7th September 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Thu 21st September 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Thu 5th October 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Thu 19th October 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Thu 2nd November 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Thu 16th November 7.00pm-9.00pm
The overall aim is understanding and using collaborative techniques, being part of a group of LGBTQ+ writers creating and producing a polyphonic flash novella. Course leader Michael will work explore with Out on the Page, options for producing and circulating the finished work.
Over six sessions we explore:
Forms used in creative fiction.
Elements of the craft.
With time to create and showcase your work, the course provides a toolkit for the creative writer to hone their craft.
Elements of fiction
Style, voice, and tone
Point of view
Plot and story
Setting and place
Dramatisation and action
Creating characters for a unified flash novella
Negotiating and setting parameters
Concepts for an overarching theme
Review of the aims
Final character agreement
Time to read – open mic
Minimum Course Numbers 2023
To keep Out on the Page sustainable whilst allowing for experimentation and diversity in the range of activities we offer, we are setting minimum course numbers for our paid activities to go ahead. For reasons around creating a polyphocinic flash novella, the minimum attendee number for this course to ahead is 10. If for some reason, this is not reached by 7 days before the course, we will cancel the activity and refund anyone who has bought tickets within two weeks.
Limited places are available for writers who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. To request a bursary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Michael Swindells
Michael is a long-and-short-of-it writer with a passion for wine gums and facilitating collaborative creativity. He had two works featured in ‘Queer Writing – A Brave New World.’, has featured in ‘The Word Association’ publications and read at the Cheltenham Literature Festival (2021). He is a LGBTQ charity trustee, voluntary community outreach worker for The Rainbow Project (Rotherham), acting as writer in residence. He spends hours walking three Bedlington Terriers (and a husband) on the beach, planning the next murder. Michael has a Masters in creative writing. He is experienced in facilitating online and in-person workshops in both poetry and prose.
This ticket covers all 6 workshops. Partial Bursaries are available for those writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. To request a bursary, please email email@example.com.£60.00