Workshops & Events

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

***to register you need to write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com***
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY DECEMBER 25th: 100 Euro (a 25 Euro deposit is required to reserve a spot).

EXPLORING THE SHORT STORY

INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Tuesdays, January 14, 2020 – February 25, 2020, 19:30-21:30
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 7
WHERE: ma-feinekost, Kienitzer Straße 93 in Neukölln, Berlin
COST: €95 + 19% VAT (€18) = €113 (early bird registration by December 25th = €100)
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info <AT> leopardskinandlimes.com
a €25 deposit is required for registration

This 7-week workshop is open for all those interested in the art of the short story. It will consist of three parts: a) a weekly reading from a supplied reading list, which we will use to discuss the different elements of craft in terms of narrative, structure, genre, tone, narrator, character and theme; b) a weekly in class writing exercise based on the weekly reading; and c) workshopping of participants’ own short stories with a strong focus on completion so that at the end of the course each student will have 1-2 finished stories. One week there will be no in-cafe workshop, but an optional field trip.
 
 
WRITING ABOUT THE SELF: MEMOIR, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PERSONAL ESSAY & AUTOFICTION

Writing About the Self – Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay & Autofiction
INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Mondays, January 13, 2020 – February 24, 2020, 19:30-21:30
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 7
WHERE: ma-feinekost, Kienitzer Straße 93 in Neukölln, Berlin
COST: €95 + 19% VAT (€18) = €113 (early bird registration = €100)
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com

This 7-week workshop (in English) is open for all those interested in writing about personal experiences or one’s self, like David Sedaris, Maggie Nelson or any of those memoirs you love. It will consist of three parts: a) a weekly reading from a supplied reading list, which we will use to discuss the different elements of craft in terms of narrative, structure, genre, tone, narrator, character and theme; b) a weekly in class writing exercise based on the weekly reading; and c) workshopping of participants’ own pieces with a strong focus on completion. One week there will be no in-cafe workshop, but an optional field trip.

***to register you need to write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com***
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY DECEMBER 25th: 100 Euro (a 25 Euro deposit is required to reserve a spot).

Ambika Thompson is a writer, musician and parent. Her favourite colour is rainbow and she has a black cat that is a witch. Her short stories have been published internationally in several print and online publications including Electric Literature, Fanzine, and Riddle Fence, Crab Fats Magazine’s “Best of” compilation (2017), and has been in several amazing bands such as The Anna Thompsons, Tschikabumm, The Honky Twats, and Razor Cunts. She was the fiction editor and now the managing editor of Leopardskin & Limes, and has a MFA in creative writing from Guelph University. More info: ambikathompson.com

 

What others have to say about the workshops:

“Ambika’s workshops are a great source of inspiration, she presents a wide range of reading materials, fun writing exercises. Her feedback is precise and kind. The workshop atmosphere is laid-back and friendly where both beginning and advanced writers can learn something new. Highly recommended!”

— Linda

 

“Ambika’s workshops are awesome. They’re filled with engaging exercises and plenty of opportunities to have your writing workshopped and discussed in a supportive environment. I really can’t recommend them highly enough! Also they attract the best people so you can expect to be in really great company.”

— Sara

 

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