Masterclasses

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Writers In Schools Of Hong Kong (WISH) Project

In a Flash: Writing Short Fiction

August – October 2021
Conducted by Nicolette Wong, Writer in Residence
Supported by Kristen Cheung, Intern

An introduction to short story writing, this course aims to enhance students’ understanding of the fundamentals of narrative. Throughout the three-month course, students will read selected works of prose, explore different story ideas and experiment with literary techniques. Discussion topics include point-of-view, narrative and character development, conflict, and effective dialogue. There will also be discussion about how to develop a writer’s mindset. The instructor will provide personalised feedback on students’ work, while the group engages in peer review. Outstanding works will be selected for a student writing anthology, to be published at the end of 2021.



Between the Lines: Writing Short Fiction

Date: March - May 2021
Conducted by Nicolette Wong, Writer in Residence
Supported by Kristen Cheng, Intern; Emily Olsson, Intern

An introduction to the fundamentals of writing short stories, this course combines brief lectures on craft and workshop critiques. Throughout the three-month course, students will read selected works of prose by authors from diverse cultural backgrounds, as they experiment with different genres in their own writing. Discussion topics include narrative structure, point-of-view, conflict, character development, and effective dialogue. There will also be discussion about revision and how to develop one’s voice as a writer. The instructor will provide personalised feedback on students’ work, while the group engages in peer review and creative exchange. Outstanding works will be selected for a student writing anthology, to be published in the summer of 2021.

Students of Law Ting Pong Secondary School and Maryknoll Convent School attending the workshop (March 2021)




Between the Lines: Writing Short Fiction

Date: September - December 2020
Conducted by Nicolette Wong, Writer in Residence
Supported by Emily Olsson, Intern

An introduction to the fundamentals of writing short stories, this course combines brief lectures on craft and workshop critiques. Throughout the three-month course, students will read selected works of prose by authors from diverse cultural backgrounds, as they experiment with different genres in their own writing. Discussion topics include narrative structure, point-of-view, conflict, character development, and effective dialogue. There will also be discussion about revision and how to develop one’s voice as a writer. The instructor will provide personalised feedback on students’ work, while the group engages in peer review and creative exchange. Outstanding works will be selected for a student writing anthology, to be published in 2021.

Students of Maryknoll Convent School and St. Rose of Lima's College attending the workshop.