This 10-week course will offer students an introduction to short story writing. Although designed for beginners and aspiring authors, all levels of experience are welcome.
You will examine and discuss various example short stories, developing your understanding of what makes a successful piece. While learning more about elements such as character building, story structure and editing, you will have the opportunity to begin building your own short story with feedback and tips to guide you on your writing journey.
About the tutor
Chris Wright is a short fiction writer from Bangor, Northern Ireland. He has been longlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year, runner-up in The MairtínCrawford Award, and his work has been featured in dozens of print anthologies and publications.
Chris recently had the honour of having his non-fiction work on the pandemic preserved in the Irish Reading Archive at UCD Library in Dublin for the next 100 years. Chris is a judge for the Mairtín Crawford Award for Short Story and has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast.