Short and Sweet: Writing Small Stories with Alice Bishop
Do you love short stories but need some inspiration for your work?
Come along to hear 2020 Best Young Australian Novelist (Sydney Morning Herald) Alice Bishop talk about her love of both writing and reading short fiction, how short stories can be a driver of change and her collection about the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, A Constant Hum. Learn techniques for getting to the heart of a story, and for paring back work so that every word counts.
Topic 1: Introduction: Introduction to very short stories
Topic 2: Writing and editing very short fiction, where to publish individual stories and how to think about your short fiction collection as a whole.
– Short writing activity
Topic 3: The importance of writing landscape during the climate emergency, and how short fiction can be a vehicle for change
Alice Bishop is from Christmas Hills, Victoria. Her collection of short fiction, A Constant Hum, tracks the lingering aftermath of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. The book was shortlisted in the 2019 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and has been critically acclaimed. She was named Sydney Morning Herald’s 2020 Best Young Australian Novelist. Find her @BishopAlice.