Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic

Online: Advanced Short Story Clinic

As I put together Southword Literary Journal and begin judging the shortlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, my first ever online course goes live, run by the wonderful Writers Centre Victoria in Melbourne. Having completed 5 sold out events for them over the last couple of years we’ve decided to collaborate and create this online feedback-based course. Have a look.

Dates: 01 August 2018 – 11:59 to  07 November 2018 – 11:59

With: Paul McVeigh

Rating: Established

 

Receive direct feedback from your tutor and fellow course participants with this email correspondence course for advanced short story writers.

 

Develop your stories over four months. Whether you’re an experienced writer working towards the completion of a manuscript or looking to maintain momentum and sharpen your writing skills, this clinic provides specific feedback for the refinement of your own voice and style.

 

Participants must have had a short story published OR have already participated in a Writers Victoria Advanced Short Story Clinic to enrol in this course.

 

Stories of up to 1,500 words due Wednesdays 1 August, 5 September, 10 October and 7 November

About Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work for BBC Radio and at many international festivals. His award-winning debut novel ‘The Good Son’ was published by Salt Publishing in 2015. Paul is Director of the London Short Story Festival and Associate Director at Word Factory, the UK’s national organisation for excellence in the short story. He is also a judge for international short story competitions and prizes and his work has been translated into seven languages.

 

Event Fee(s)

Registration fee
Member $ 290.00
Concession Member $ 270.00
Non-Member $ 320.00
Donation $ 1.00

Classes: Adelaide & Melbourne

A week today (Saturday 18th November) I’ll be teaching ‘That Killer First Chapter’ at SA Writers in Adelaide and What Every Debut Novelist Needs To Know’ Writers Victoria in Melbourne on Monday night 20th.

Sunday and Monday day workshops sold out!

Anyone know writers in that part of world please share… thank you.

The Good Son 3rd Editon

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Winner of The Polari Prize
“Pungently funny and shot through with streaks of aching sadness.” Patrick Gale
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.” Lisa McInerney
“Funny, raw and endlessly entertaining.” Johnathan Coe

 

Extra Date in Melbourne Added

What Every Debut Novelist Needs to Know

Prepare for your upcoming publication and give your debut the best chance for success.
In this workshop, you’ll discuss how to keep momentum going once your book is out in the world. This talk will give you the key do’s and don’ts from a master communicator and award winning novelist.
You will learn
how to make that debut stand out
how to plan ahead for the day they get that book contract
how to prepare for publication day and
how to kickstart new interest in your novel

About Paul McVeigh
Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, ‘The Good Son’, won The Polari First Novel Prize, The McCrea Literary Award, was Brighton’s City Reads 2016 and part of the UK’s World Book Night 2017. His short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies, on BBC Radio 3,4 & 5 and he is the founder of London Short Story Festival. His work has appeared on TV, on stage in London’s West End and has been translated into 7 languages.
This workshop is made possible with the generous assistance of Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Cancellation Policy
Venue:

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Date: 20 November 2017 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Rating: Emerging

The Good Son 3rd Editon

Buy Here

Winner of The Polari Prize

“Pungently funny and shot through with streaks of aching sadness.” Patrick Gale
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.” Lisa McInerney
“A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.” Donal Ryan

 

Melbourne Here I Come!

I’m excited to be returning to Australia in November. I’m teaching two classes at Writers Victoria, Australia.

‘That Killer First Chapter’ – all day workshop on Sunday Nov 19th

&

‘Everything a Debut Novelist Needs to Know’ – an evening talk on Monday Nov 20th.

The last time I visited the Writers Centre Melbourne my class sold out in 30 mins – the fastest in their 10 year history.

I hope to visit my good friend, Australian author Cate Kennedy, while I’m there and maybe visit Adelaide or Perth. I’ll keep you posted on any new details.

Hope to see some of you there…  The Good Son 3rd Editon

Buy Here

Winner of The Polari Prize
“Pungently funny and shot through with streaks of aching sadness.” Patrick Gale
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.” Lisa McInerney
“Funny, raw and endlessly entertaining.” Johnathan Coe