Thu, 03 Feb|
Writing Queer Short Stories - Part 1: Character | Short Course
Flesh & Bone & Britney Spears (3x2 hour workshops). Join Jonathan Pizarro in Part 1 of a series of stand-alone short story mini-courses spread out over the year and covering Character, Setting, Language and Plot. Suitable for writers at all levels.
Time & Location
03 Feb 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
Thu 3rd February 7pm-9pm
Thu 10th February 7pm-9pm
Thu 17th February 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.
About This Module : Flesh and Bone and Britney Spears
There’s more to life than Elio Perlman. Join Jonathan Pizarro on this module and learn how
to create compelling characters from a Queer and intersectional point of view. Build them up
with wants, desires, flaws, and questionable taste in music. Give them life, then set them free
into your short stories to cause as much chaos or quiet introspection as they want.
A three-week course focusing on developing and writing characters in short stories.
- Suitable as a stand-alone or enhance your experience with other modules.
- Weekly two-hour sessions with a variety of approaches, including workshops,
discussions, writing prompts and exercises, submission opportunities, participant
readings, and a chance for peer feedback of your work in a safe and supportive
ATTENDEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT VOUCHER TO THE NEXT SHORT STORY COURSE WHICH WILL RUN IN MAY 22 (available to book in February 2022).
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 email@example.com
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.
This ticket covers all three two hour workshops, weekly from Thu 3rd Feb. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.£54.00