Online Writing Day: Short Story

Online Writing Day: Short Story

Liberation through constraint
  • Tania Hershman
Date Friday April 12th 2024, 10:00 - 16:30 BST
Location Online

Although it might sounds odd, imposing some sort of constraints and limits on your writing can often help free you to write what you want in the way you want to write it! Join Tania Hershman on April 12th for a day-long workshop in which – through playful and provocative writing exercises as well as reading and discussion of short stories of all shapes, genres and styles – she’ll lead you through the writing of the first draft of a new short story. You’ll explore and experiment with some of the different ways that reining yourself in can lead to liberation, opening your mind not to what a short story must be, but everything it might be, so that you can take it and make it your own. Suitable both for beginners and more experienced writers, by the end of the day you’ll have a short story you can go away and polish, as well as ideas for how to take your writing further in so many new ways.

Is this course for me?

Our one-day courses are aimed at anyone who is currently, or would like to begin, writing. They are often attended by:

All sessions of the day are delivered live via Zoom meetings, with the option of cameras off or on. We strongly encourage you to participate in the live sessions, but if you find yourself unable to attend on the day, it will be possible to watch the recordings of each session at any time over the course of the following month.

We have limited concession places available for this course (which are bookable through the usual booking process), as well as some fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. For more information please email

Online: £90

Concessions: £63

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of 30% concessions are available for this course at checkout, as well as two fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. To request a fully funded place please email

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On the Day

10-11.30 Morning workshop part one 

11.30-11.45 Tea break 

11.45-12.45  Morning workshop part two 

12.45-13.45 Lunch 

13.45-15.15 Afternoon workshop   

15.15-15.30 Tea break 

15.30-16.00 Final Q&A/next steps 



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