Short Story Masterclass with Melanie Whipman
Thursday 10 January 2019
Melanie Whipman will run a Short Story Masterclass for West Sussex Writers, a motivational and inspirational workshop aimed at all aspiring writers, whether you’re a total beginner or whether you have already had some publishing success. Through a series of tutor-led exercises and informal group discussions, we’ll be looking at what makes a story come to life, how to create structure and narrative tension, and the art of developing complex characters in this compressed form.
Melanie is a writer, editor and teacher, specialising in the short story form. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in numerous literary and commercial magazines and anthologies including, among many others: Corazon Books, Popshot Magazine, Bare Fiction, Unthank Books, The Bristol Prize, Cinnamon Press and The New Writer Magazine. For a full list of credits visit Melanie's Website.
Melanie is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester; leads creative writing workshops in Farnham, and is commissioning editor for The Story Player. Her debut short story collection, Llama Sutra, was published in 2016. It was the winner of the Rubery International Book Award short story category and was a contender for the 2017 Edge Hill Prize. She is currently editing her novel, which was written during her MA in Creative Writing, and which was awarded the Kate Betts Prize.
Melanie grew up in Brighton and has lived in London, France, Israel and Germany. She now lives in a village near Guildford with her teenage twins, cat and mad Irish Setter.