British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition winner Megan Kerr will be giving tips from the top at her creative writing workshop in Wantage Library on Halloween.
The Oxford-based short-story writer, novelist and poet will explore magical realism through metaphor, idiom and making the abstract literal to create your own unique story.
Through guided exercises, you’ll turn abstract concepts into literal story events with a strong story arc. This approach creates unique stories that remain as real as they are dreamlike, with an underlying core of truth.
By the end of the session, you’ll have mapped out your own short story – and have an approach to use for both poetry and magical realist stories.
Kerr is a creative writing teacher, fiction writer and ghost-writer whose short story Rope of Words came first in the British Fantasy Society competition in 2012.
She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, but fell in love with Oxford in 1995 and has lived there since 2002. She has a Masters in English Literature from the University of Oxford, and a First in English Literature from the University of Cape Town.
Saturday, October 31. Wantage Library. 10.30am-12pm. Ticket: £10
Aimed at an adult audience, young people aged 14+ are welcome to attend but they must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking Deadline: October 24
Click here to book online via Tickets Oxford.
Online booking closes on October 22.