The Art of Short Story Writing
Course Instructor: Gila Green
Course dates: Jan, 19, 26, Feb 2, Feb 9th
Tuesday mornings, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm
Location: The Jerusalem Pub, Shaarei Ha'air Building
Registration: 02- 538-8665, press 0 and say you are calling for JWWS/ Writers’ Course. NOTE: This program is run by Temech for women only. A course for men is optional on demand. Email me through my blog listed below.
Cost: ONLY 200 NIS for all four sessions or 75 NIS per session
This course is for anyone who wants to sharpen her short story writing skills with a view to publication. Though the focus is on short stories, the skill-based classes apply to novel writing. There will be an in-class writing assignment each week + instructor feedback.
- What is a short story? Short stories must have five elements: character, plot, conflict, location and theme.
- Literary Devices: Crucial tools in our writer’s toolkit. We will learn how to control our pace and deepen our theme with two invaluable devices.
- The most important thing: Why are you telling us this story? Who cares? Story vs. craft and why story always wins.
- The importance of Revision and the path to Publishing.
Gila Green’s fiction has been short-listed for seven international awards, including twice for the Walrus Literary Award, and twice for the Best New Writing Award. She has published more than thirty short stories and a smattering of poetry and Flash Fiction. Her first novel King of the Class was released by independent literary publisher, NON Publishing (Vancouver, 2013). Her stories and articles appear in tens of literary magazines in the USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Hong Kong, including Fiction Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, The Saranac Review, Tel Aviv Stories, and Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. Gila holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bar Ilan University and has a Bachelor of Journalism and English Literature degree (Canada). Gila has taught numerous creative writing classes and has edited more than a dozen books to publication. She is currently working on a suspense novel titled Tova Vigilante. For more see: www.gilagreenwrites.com