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Writer’s Corner: Short Fiction in Theory and Practice — Session 2: Ernest Hemingway
April 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm BST
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Welcome to Writer’s Corner where we talk about and practice the craft of writing. Join Sylvia R in this session where we will focus on Hemingway. This session will focus on Hemingway and will be structured as follows:
Section 1: Discuss
We’ll dive into the formal qualities of “Indian Camp” (see pre-salon reading materials). We’ll discuss structure and form, plot (or the absence of it), characters, what resonates, and the why and how of it.
Section 2: Write
We’ll spend 1 hour silently writing together. You’re welcome to spend this time on short fiction, or on anything else: long fiction, non-fiction, journaling, academic papers, Twitter threads, …
Section 3: Exchange Feedback
We’ll hear how others read and understand our words. The aim is for everyone to receive individual feedback on their writing. Feedback can be on pieces you’ve created outside of the salon.
Pre-salon reading materials:
Hemingway’s Advice on Writing, Ambition, the Art of Revision, and His Reading List of Essential Books for Aspiring Writers
If you’d like to read more short stories by Hemingway, have a look at these:
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Please save the date for:
Session 3: Sat, May 1, 5-8pm UK time, The Short Fiction of Gabriel García Márquez
Salon 4: Sat, June 5, 5-8pm UK time, The Short Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Salon 5: Sat, July 3, 5-8pm UK time, The Short Fiction of Zadie Smith