- Course Tutor: Jane Flett
- When: Wednesday mornings, 10:30–12:30 (On week six class will take place on Thursday 8th instead of Wednesday)
- Start date: 3 Mar 2021
- Where: Online
- Number of Sessions: 7
- Maximum Participants: 10
- Cost: €150 (€140 for returning students)
Is there a story inside you that’s waiting to be told? Jane Flett, a BBC Radio short story author and one of Salt’s Best British poets, will be running a seven-week course for writers who would like to explore their ideas in fiction. Whether you’re writing prose for the first time or just need the motivation of a deadline to finish that story, the workshop will provide a supportive environment to share your writing and discover how to improve it. As well as receiving detailed feedback on your own work, you’ll also gain experience critiquing and editing your fellow writers. The course will include classes on narrative technique, characterisation, dialogue and voice, and writing exercises to get your inspiration flowing.
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Flett is a Scottish novelist, poet, and short story author. Her writing has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, anthologised in the Best British Poetry, and awarded the New Orleans Writing Residency. In 2020, Jane was a recipient of the Arbeitsstipendien für nichtdeutsche Literatur, a €24.000 stipend for the city’s best non-German language writers. She’s also one of the founders of Queer Stories Berlin and one half of the riot-grrrl band Razor Cunts. Her website is: http://janeflett.com/ .
“I highly recommend Jane Flett’s writing course. She creates a friendly, open, and engaging atmosphere that makes one feel safe, and even inspired, to take chances and be creative. That’s really the highest compliment I can give: before I took Jane’s class, I wanted to write. Now I am writing.” – Sam Loewenberg
“Jane creates an open atmosphere in her courses that is at the same time very accessible to newcomers and very stimulating to experienced writers or returning students. There is a good balance between feedback sessions and exercise-based classes that have both made me a better and more aware writer. Most importantly, I always look forward to spending my Thursday nights writing and talking with Jane and the great group of people in her class.” – Sophie Buchel
“Doing the course with Jane has really helped me with my story crafting. Her lessons are relaxed and enjoyable, where everyone is encouraged to give their opinion and really explore what makes a good piece of fiction. She sends out nuggets of gold in her worksheets between classes, and all of her exercises have been really useful. I just need to make sure I keep up my side of the bargain by doing the homework!” – Miranda Roszkowski