H G Wells Short Story Competition: Creative Writing Workshops. Iceberg! [Repeat]


May 19, 2020 by Tim Prater

On Saturday 13th and 20th June, the H G Wells Short Story Competition have organised two free online writing workshops for aspiring writers of all ages led by Sarah Anthony. These sessions are a repeat of the Sold Out May Workshops.

These two hour-long sessions are designed to explore the idea of the ‘unspoken’ in the short story through Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Iceberg Theory’.

Participants are asked to attend both sessions to make best use of this workshop. Numbers are limited to 14 and you need to register in advance to receive login details to these Zoom sessions.

Session 1 at 1100 on 13th June will look at the theory and analyse a short story by Hemingway which will be available to all participants. At the end of the class students will be set a creative writing assignment to be emailed to the tutor mid-week.

These assignments will be emailed anonymously to the rest of the group.

Session 2 at 1100 on 20th June will give the opportunity for constructive peer and tutor feedback.

Please note that we will be observing the same protocols as the Short Story Competition where all submissions are also judged anonymously.

The two free workshops offer aspiring writers the opportunity to learn, write and share ideas online.

Both of our free workshops will be held via Zoom with Sarah Anthony. Participants will be limited to 14 on a first come first served basis so sign up now!

Login details and course details will be emailed to registered participants by no later than 8pm on 12th June by Sarah Anthony. Please watch your email after registration for her message.

About Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English and French literature and did her MA with the Open University, specialising in postcolonial literature She has worked for the School of English at the University of Kent, co-ordinating their part-time programmes in English and American literature and Creative Writing and acting as academic advisor to international students.

Sarah has 15 years’ experience lecturing and teaching university undergraduates and adult learners at the University of Kent, for the Workers’ Educational Association and for the U3A. She has taught on subjects as disparate as the plays of Christopher Marlowe and the writers of the Windrush Generation, and has taken part in a TV documentary on E M Forster for international arts and culture channel ARTE.  Current projects include the novels of John Steinbeck, the Bloomsbury Group, and 20th century Russian literature.

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Theme: Motion

Entries for our 2023 Competition are now open.

Deadline for entries is Monday 10th July (11pm BST). Shortlist announcement Thursday 21st September. Winners to be announced Sunday 19th November.

For further information, please read the rules and FAQs below. If you cannot find the answer to your query there, you can email hgwellscompetition@gmail.com

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