Writing the Short Story: A Weekend Course with Dave Pescod

Date: 15/03/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £120/£100 concessions Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Revitalise your short story writing with Dave Pescod.

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Are your short stories missing something essential or somehow falling flat?

Spend a weekend immersed in the art of the short story and emerge inspired and revitalised with this workshop from short form expert, Dave Pescod.

About the Short Story Workshop

This workshop will expand your knowledge and help you master the form. You’ll examine the nature of the short story and use exercises to provoke and stimulate new writing.

You’ll spend the mornings of the weekend completing exercises, working on outlines and producing new work. In the afternoons you’ll be invited to share your work (which will have been circulated in advance) to receive valuable feedback from your fellow participants and from tutor Dave.

Over the weekend you will read, listen and watch the short story through traditional and multimedia formats, revealing the limitless possibilities of the form to you and inspiring you to experiment with your writing.

Book your place now to learn the trick to successful short story writing.

About Dave Pescod

Dave Pescod was an Escalator Literature winner in 2009, and has since completed his first collection, All Embracing, which was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. He is an experienced tutor with an extensive knowledge of short stories, and a wide range of experience across multiple formats. Dave’s stories have been broadcast on Radio 4, appeared on the British Commonwealth Short Story CD and in the Bridport Anthology.

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This workshop is suitable for intermediate level writers.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

About the Venue

This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street. 

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Getting to
Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

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About Writers' Centre Norwich's Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Professional Development.

If you're interested in professionally led, quality creative writing workshops in Norwich and Norfolk then Writers’ Centre Norwich is for you. We run creative writing workshops and creative writing courses covering prose fiction, the novel, poetry, non-fiction and writers' professional development. People travel from all round Norfolk, East Anglia and the UK to come to our creative writing classes: so please keep checking back to our What's On page or sign up for e-news (top-left corner) to be the first to hear about our new season of events.

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