Creative Learning Short Stories

12 July | Thursday | 10.30am – 4.30pm | Janni Howker | £55.00 | max 12 people

The short story is one of the most versatile of literary forms. In this workshop with award-winning author Janni Howker you will have the opportunity to learn how this delicate mechanism can be constructed and explore the tools the writer requires for the job.

The structure of the class is in the form of the writing workshop, which at its best provides mutual encouragement, stimulating discussion, amicable competition and practice in criticism and support in difficulty.

Tutor-led group criticism is excellent training for the writer’s goal of accurate self-criticism. This workshop is suitable for those with an interest in creative writing.During the course you will learn to:

Students will learn the basic elements of short stories, from openings to endings, how to hook the reader and how to develop a character in the time span of a short narrative piece.

When you have finished this course you should be capable of:

Developing your own work in different genres.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need pens, paper/notebook and examples of your own work, however this is not compulsory.

Bring your glasses if you need them.

Access and facilities:

Most of the Brewery is accessible for those who consider themselves to have a disability. There is a lift to all floors within the main building and adapted toilets. On occasion classes may take place in Room 14, with access via stairs only.  Please contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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