The Morning Workout

  • Course Tutor: Jane Flett
  • When: Wednesdays 10:30-12:30
  • Start date: 4 May 2022
  • Where: Online
  • Number of Sessions: 6
  • Maximum Participants: 12
  • Cost: €155 (€145 returning students)

An intensive 6-week class for writers whose imaginations need a kick in the ass. There will be a mixture of generative exercises and dives into elements of craft, with readings, assignments, games, and discussions designed to help you hone your process and improve your fiction. We’ll start out creating new story ideas before heading into deeper literary waters, so the course is suitable for everyone from total beginners to published novelists.

These sessions will focus on examining diverse contemporary literature beyond the white male literary canon, taking inspiration from the best queer/trans/BIPOC/female authors working today. Graduates from Jane’s class have gone on to attend funded MFAs at Iowa and Brown, publish in journals such as Electric Literature, Tin House and The New Yorker, sign with top-tier agents, and publish with major publishing houses—so if you want to figure out where to take your writing next, she can help you get there!

 

To book your place email hello@thereaderberlin.com.

 

Jane Flett is a Scottish writer based in Berlin. Her writing has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, anthologised in the Best British Poetry, Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize, and awarded the New Orleans Writing Residency. In 2020, Jane was a recipient of the 2020 Berlin Senat Award for non-German literature.

 

“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

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