In this short, shorts workshop you’ll learn the art of writing really short stories. Bring your ideas, a pen, paper or your laptop, and learn the fine art of creating and editing your work down to the bare minimum while giving the reader maximum enjoyment.
Short Shorts Workshop
aka Dribbles, Drabbles and Postcards
Who: Anyone who loves to write and loves a challenge should attend. This is an all ages workshop.
What: You’ll go through a series of exercises to help you get your stories as short as possible. Dribbles, drabbles and postcard short stories are the focus. A dribble is exactly 50 words, a drabble is exactly 100 words, and a postcard (for the anthology) is 240 to 250 words.
When: Wednesday evenings, June 1 and 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Where: 2565 Main St #100, West Kelowna, BC
Why: Because you want to write seriously good short, short stories
Also Why: All completed stories are eligible for inclusion in the Dribbles, Drabbles and Postcards anthology to be published in the fall of 2022.
How Much: $43 plus GST
What to Expect
Workshop is limited to ten people. The first evening, June 1, we’ll go through the basics of story telling, specifically short story telling. Attendees will start and possibly finish one of their stories. Lots of Q & A as we want this to be as organic and relaxing an experience as possible. On June 8, you’ll bringing your short, shorts back to class for critique.
Learn how less can be more when words are precisely placed to create your plot and have your characters come to light. This is a very condensed version of the class taught online through UVic.
You can also reserve your spot here!
Darcy Nybo is a word nerd who loves to help others succeed. She is a multiple award-winning author, a sought-after book and magazine editor, writing coach/instructor.
She currently teaches business and creative writing through Royal Roads, University of Victoria and Okanagan College.