Saturday, 25 August 2018 - 4:00pm to Sunday, 2 September 2018 - 6:00pm

How to write a Short Story

The short story is arguably the best place to start teaching and writing creative fiction as it develops all the skills that a writer needs to write any form of fiction. In this workshop, through a series of lectures, discussions and exercises, the basic discipline of writing a short story will be developed, participants will be required to write a short story at the end of it that will then be presented and critiqued in the workshop. 

A brief outline of the 4 - day workshop:

  • Day 1 (Saturday 25 August 2018) - A brief history of the short story. Understanding oneself as a writer -- exploring what prompts a writer to read and write. A short exercise in narrative technique.
  • Day 2 (Sunday 26 August 2018) - Introduction to the craft of the short story -- what elements are needed to construct a good short story. Detailed discussion with exercises about some of these elements.
  • Day 3 (Saturday 01 September 2018) - Detailed discussion of the remaining elements of the short story with exercises. Review and clarification of any doubts the participants may have.
  • Day 4 (Sunday 02 September 2018) - Readings of short stories written by the participants as homework during the workshop. Detailed assessment and critique of the same by the trainer and peers.

Time: 4pm - 6 pm on all 4 days

Age Group: 18 years and above

Fee:  Rs. 2000 per head (for library members) / Rs. 3600 per head (for others). Non-members also get a FREE Individual membership of the library. 

Members please click here to register, Non-members please click here to register (for online registration). 

Please note that fee once paid is non-refundable. Limited number of seats are on offer and registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis only.

Write to us or call us at 080-22533005 for more information.

About Jahnavi Barua

Jahnavi Barua is an award-winning author based in Bangalore. Her first book, a collection of short stories, Next Door, was published by Penguin India to wide critical acclaim. Her second, a novel, Rebirth, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and Man Asian Literary prize. Several of her short stories have been anthologized and she is now working on her third book. Jahnavi has spoken on and taught the short story at various literary festivals and workshops.

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