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Thu, 08 Sept



Writing Queer Short Stories | Language | Short Course | £54

(3x2 hour workshops). Join Jonathan Pizarro in his series of stand-alone short story mini-courses spread out over the year that cover Character, Setting, Language, and Plot. For writers at all levels. You don't need to have attended Part 1&2! Ticket includes access to our online Writer Network 2022

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Writing Queer Short Stories | Language | Short Course | £54
Writing Queer Short Stories | Language | Short Course | £54

Time & Location

08 Sept 2022, 19:00 BST – 22 Sept 2022, 21:00 BST


About the Event

Workshop dates

Thu 8th Sept 7pm-9pm

Thu 15th Sept  7pm-9pm

Thu 22nd Sept 7pm -9pm

About 'Writing Queer Short Stories'

A series of short courses spread out over the year that will focus on four aspects of the short story (Character, Setting, Language and Plot) through a decidedly Queer intersectional lens. Suitable for everyone at any stage of their writing journey, an intimate and intensive experience involving workshops, discussions,

writing exercises, submission opportunities, and a chance to share you work with others in a

safe and supportive environment. The series allows the freedom to pick and choose the three-week module that most speak to you, or plan your entire writing year and sign up to all four.

Feedback Received

I have had the pleasure of attending two of Jonathan’s online classes on writing queer short stories...I have learned so much, thanks to Jonathan. 

Each three-week block was a mix of writing exercises, discussion and supportive on-the-fly critique, as well as a look at a plethora of inspirational writing from a wide spectrum of diverse queer voices.  Jonathan’s friendly manner and sense of humour helped put me, the novice, at ease from the get go and the two hours a week went by in a flash.   I would highly recommend his course to anybody experienced or novice! 

About This Module :

Gachí, what’s a bona way to write a dolly story anyway? Forget everything you learned in school about received pronunciation. Join Jonathan Pizarro on this module, and learn to infuse your work with the richness of slang, dialect, multi-lingualism, and cultural heritage. Push back against the expectations of normative linguistics and experiment with the literary Queerness of form and word usage. Potra!

-  A three-week course focusing on developing and writing characters in short stories.

-  Suitable as a stand-alone or enhance your experience with other Pages modules.

-  Weekly two-hour sessions with a variety of approaches, including workshops, discussions, writing prompts and exercises, tailored Q&A clinics, reading lists, submission opportunities, participant readings, and a chance for peer feedback of your work in a safe and supportive environment.

After the Course

Attendees also get free access to our online LGBTQ+ Writer Network Community for 2022. This is a safe and managed space on our own Slack platform and it's easy to use.


Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is

About Jonathan Pizarro

Jonathan is a Queer Gibraltarian writer and teacher living in London. He studied

Creative Writing at Brunel University, where he was mentored by Bernardine Evaristo, who

encouraged him to explore the intersections between Queerness and cultural identity in his


His short fiction has been featured in Popshot, Litro, and Untitled: Voices, amongst others.

He writes a regular non-fiction series, Exiliado, which discusses being Queer, Gibraltarian,

and an immigrant in the UK. He has been a part of Out on the Page almost since the

beginning, from a participant to running successful writing courses, and being on the

selection panel for the chapbook Queer Writing for a Brave New World.

In 2021, his short story ‘Luz in Nueva York (1992)’ was shortlisted for the Aurora Prize for

Writing, and ‘All We Have Left is Desire’ for Queerlings was nominated for a Pushcart

Prize. He is working on his first novel.


  • Standard Ticket

    This ticket covers all three two hour workshops, weekly from Thu 8th Sept. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email

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