Online Writing Weekend: Short Fiction

Online Writing Weekend: Short Fiction

New possibilities in short fiction
  • Andrew Michael Hurley Arvon tutor
    Andrew Michael Hurley
  • Victoria Leslie
Date Friday June 10th - Sunday June 12th 2022
Location Online

Have you started stories but struggled to finish them? Do you have lots of ideas but find it difficult to get to the heart of what you’re trying to say? This course is the perfect opportunity to get your stories on the page, while gaining new insights into the craft of writing short fiction and the key elements of storytelling.

Join expert tutors Andrew Michael Hurley and Victoria Leslie as they guide you both in starting new pieces and in shaping and developing pieces already in progress, exploring how symbolism, narrative voice, dialogue and an economic style can be utilised to make stories meaningful, memorable and emotive.

Short fiction gives writers the freedom to experiment, and in each workshop you’ll explore a range of published stories that exemplify how diverse and innovative the form can be. You’ll come away with a fresh perspective on what the short story can do and the confidence to bring your work to completion.

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Arvon Online Writing Weekends are for those writers whose lives don’t allow an entire week off. Longer than a Masterclass, shorter than a Writing Week, they are are deep-dives into craft, presenting time to write, re-make, and experiment. Over three days, you will explore your words and ideas in a series of interactive workshops, and fine-tune them in focused tutorials with your tutors. Your pages will grow, and so will you as a writer. All gatherings, one-to-one or group, will be delivered via our own Arvon Zoom, so you’ll need to have a reliable internet connection.

Single ticket: £275

Concessions: £137.50

Grants are available to help with the course fee

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Weekend Timetable

Times are subject to change


6-7.30pm: Short introduction, welcome talk and ice breaker


10-1pm: Three 45-minute workshops (including breaks)

1.30-5.30pm: 25-minute 1-1 tutorial and time to write

6-7pm: Open hour for discussion and questions together with tutors


10-12pm: Two 45-minute workshops (including breaks)

1-4pm: 25-minute 1-1 tutorial and time to write

5-6pm: Closing session focused on next steps and moving forwards



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