Short Story course with M J Hyland (Zoom) (Wednesdays)

Over the course of these eight weeks, the focus will be on you producing a 2000-word story that you can then enter into competitions. Your short story will be workshopped twice within the group, and you’ll receive feedback from both M J Hyland and Carla Jenkins. There will be close critical analysis of five short stories by renowned writers, and these will be sent to you in advance of the course.

We are limiting it to eight people and the cost is £450.

If you’d like to pay in two instalments, please email

M. J. Hyland, author of the multi-award-winning-novels, How the Light Gets In, This is How, and Man Booker Prize-shortlisted, Carry Me Down.

Winner of both the Encore Award and the Hawthornden Prize, M. J. Hyland was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2006), twice shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, twice shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award, twice long-listed for the Orange Prize, long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC International Prize for Fiction, shortlisted for the inaugural William Hazlitt Essay Prize, shortlisted for the Hazlitt Essay Prize (2013) and long-listed for the EFG Sunday Times Short Story Award and more.

Hyland has written for Granta, the Financial Times and the New Yorker, and is an experienced and enthusiastic workshop instructor who lectured in the creative writing programme at the University of Manchester (2007-2017), alongside writers such as Martin Amis. Colm Toibin and Jeanette Winterson. Hyland also reviews film and TV for the BBC and works as a freelance editor and mentor.

Wednesday 5th June Wednesday 12th June Wednesday 19th June Wednesday 26th June Wednesday 3rd July Wednesday 10th July Wednesday 17th July Wednesday 24th July 2024 19.00-20.30
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