Public lectures and events

TWS Community Workshops: Writing the Short Story

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 1:00 PM

Desire, conflict and choice are critical to good storytelling—without them you may have fiction, but you most certainly will not have a story. Through a combination of lecture, exercise and discussion, this workshop will show you how to weave these elements into your short stories as we explore the structural elements shared by all stories, uncover the differences between plot and structure, and give you the tools to build emotionally satisfying stories again and again.

Instructor Bio:

A past nominee for both the Aurora Award and the Journey Prize, John Mavin is the author of Rage. His short fiction has been translated, studied, and published internationally and he’s also taught creative writing at Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, with New Shoots, and at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He invites you to visit him online at or follow him on Facebook at


Date(s): Sun, February 28, 2021, 1 pm to 2:30 pm PT

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $25 (plus service fee and GST)  Register



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