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How To Write Short Stories

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23rd May 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Do you have a great idea for a short story but unsure as to where to start? Over the course of this evening masterclass, author and poet Jen Campbell will talk you through what the key elements of a great short story are, how to develop your voice, hone your writing skills and construct a compelling story line. You'll look at examples of great short stories and how writing prompts can be used as a starting point for the narrative of your story, leaving you with all the tools you need to go away and write your own.

Refreshments will be provided and copies of Jen's books will be available to purchase.

Speaker Profile

Jen Campbell is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her short story collection, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, is published by Two Roads, and her children's books Franklin's Flying Bookshop and Franklin and Luna Go To the Moon are published by Thames & Hudson. Her debut poetry collection The Girl Aquarium will be published by Bloodaxe in 2019. Jen is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, and The Bookshop Book

Jen worked as a bookseller for ten years and now runs a Youtube channel, where she talks about books and the history of fairy tales. She runs online writing workshops, offers freelance editing and give talks at universities and book festivals on a variety of topics.

Event Details

The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.

Drinks will start at 6pm and the event with Jen will begin at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.

50% of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to Book Aid International.

About Book Aid International

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. Every year, the charity ships around one million books to thousands of libraries in communities where people have very few opportunities to access books.

Book Aid International works with an extensive network of libraries, schools, hospitals, NGOs and other partners to ensure that the books it sends reach those who are most in need. In addition, it also run library development projects which build the capacity of libraries to support readers and communities.