JOIN AMANDA SAINT ON ZOOM FOR 6 AUTUMN FRIDAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR SHORT STORY WRITING.
LIMITED TO 5 SPACES – SOLD OUT
Zoom sessions: Friday afternoons from 14.30-16.30 UK time on the following dates:
- September 29th
- October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
- November 3rd
Each session will feature a craft discussion and a close reading and analysis of a short story.
We will look at stories by Alice Munro, Ken Liu, A.M. Homes, Julio Cortazar, Colin Barrett and Anita Desai.
Each week a writing assignment will be given and then over the next 5 sessions one writer will read their story written from that assignment and get detailed developmental feedback from Amanda and the group.
After the course is finished, you can send one of the other stories you write to Amanda for detailed feedback to help you develop it further.
ABOUT AMANDA SAINT
Amanda Saint started Retreat West in 2012 and launched Retreat West Books in 2017 (Winner: Most Innovative Publisher 2020 Saboteur Awards). She has been designing and teaching online courses, and live workshops, for many years and has worked as an editor on hundreds of manuscripts.
She’s the author of two novels, As If I Were A River (2016), which was longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker Prize, a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and a Book Magnet Blog Top 20 Book of 2016; and Remember Tomorrow (2019 ). She is now working on a novella and a flash fiction collection; and is training to be a mindfulness teacher and counsellor.
Amanda’s stories have been widely published; long/shortlisted in the Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition, Fish Flash Fiction Prize, Ink Tears Short Story Prize, Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition, Flash 500 and V300; nominated for Best Small Fictions 2023; and won the Editor’s Choice Prize at 101 Words.