Discovering our Short Stories: Igniting the Big Bang
Join Winnipeg author Margaret Sweatman in this two and a half hour writing workshop on short story writing. If possible, please submit a sample of a writing you would like to work on before the workshop date.
When: Dec. 1 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: SWG Regina Office, 1150 8th Ave.
Participants will talk through their ideas for stories, the ones they haven't yet written, and they'll imagine several ways in which they can be structured for very different effects. They will be experimenting -- verbally, and with short writing exercises -- in the differing effects of structure and narrative technique, of voice, and a story's relationship with time. Participants will also devote part of this workshop to a session editing stories that they're already engaged in writing. To make that portion work well, please submit one as yet unpublished short story by email to the Guild offices, to be forwarded to Margaret Sweatman by November 24th.
Margaret Sweatman is a playwright, poet, performer and novelist. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance and the Guelph Spring Festival. She has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the National Academy Orchestra, as well as with her own Broken Songs Band. With her husband, composer Glenn Buhr, Sweatman won a Genie Award 2006 for Best Song in Canadian Film. Margaret Sweatman is the author of the novels Fox, Sam and Angie, When Alice Lay Down with Peter, and most recently The Players (2009).