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Thu, 05 May



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

The Sea from Here (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. Suitable for writers at all levels. You really don't need to have attended Part 1! Bursaries available.

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

Time & Location

05 May 2022, 19:00 BST – 19 May 2022, 21:00 BST


About the Event

Workshop dates

Thu 5th May  7pm-9pm

Thu 12th May  7pm-9pm

Thu 19th May 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 : The Sea from Here

When every word matters, how do you create an entire world? Join Jonathan Pizarro on this

module and learn how to create a believable and interesting environment for your characters

to inhabit, with an emphasis on the economy of language that lends itself to the short story.

Reconsider where your stories might take place and push back at the borders that attempt to

restrict Queer people to particular spaces.

- 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.


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 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

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