“The Long And Short Of It: The Art Of Crafting Short Stories”

8 Classes

Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Wednesdays)

Dates: October 10, 17, 31 | November: 7, 14, 21, 28 | December 5

Room: 3501 Peel Street, Montreal (Main Floor)

Price: $65

Course Description: In this course we explore the sometimes complicated steps of crafting short fiction. We’ll look at world and character building, action and dialogue, motivation, choosing an impactful title, and even self-editing. This course covers everything you need to know about building a short story and navigating your newly honed craft.

Writing can be complicated, and the process of assembling a compelling short story can often feel overwhelming to budding writers. Taking short fiction and breaking it down into easily digestible steps not only gives new writers the tools necessary to create something they can be proud of, but it also gives them the skills and confidence needed to create larger works of prose while encouraging both literacy and creativity in their everyday lives.

Upon completion of this course students will have an edited short story and a polished query letter, and will receive an anthology of the class’ work.

About the Instructor: Caitlin Marceau is an author and editor working in Montreal. She’s been published for an array of genres, and is a frequent guest speaker at comic conventions. Her first co-authored collection, Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror, was released in June of 2017. Currently she’s the co-owner and CEO of Sanitarium, an indie publishing house dedicated to encouraging diverse voices in horror. 

Materials Required: Notebook, pen and highlighter. 

Suggested Materials: –

Required Knowledge: Fluent in English communication.