Workshops & Events

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Due to the pandemic all workshops will be run online until further notice.

***to register you need to write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com***

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Mondays, November 16, 2020 – December 21, 2020, 19:00-21:15

NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 6
WHERE: Online
COST: €100
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info <AT> leopardskinandlimes.com
a €25 deposit is required for registration

This 6-week workshop is open for all those interested in the art of the short story and/or memoir/autobiography/auto-fiction writing–this workshop is a mix between the two listed below. 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.

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS:

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Mondays, July 27, 2020 – September 7, 2020, 19:00-21:15 (There will be no workshop on Monday, August 3rd, 2020)
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 6
WHERE: Online
COST: €100 + 16% VAT (€16) = €116 (early bird registration by July 20, 2020 = €100)
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info <AT> leopardskinandlimes.com
a €25 deposit is required for registration

This 6-week workshop is open for all those interested in the art of the short story and/or memoir/autobiography/auto-fiction writing–this workshop is a mix between the two listed below. 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.

 

EXPLORING THE SHORT STORY

INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 10, 2020 – April 14, 2020, 19:30-21:30
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 6
WHERE: ma-feinekost, Kienitzer Straße 93 in Neukölln, Berlin
COST: €95 + 19% VAT (€18) = €113 (early bird registration by February 28th = €100)
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info <AT> leopardskinandlimes.com
a €25 deposit is required for registration

This 6-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.

 
WRITING ABOUT THE SELF: MEMOIR, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PERSONAL ESSAY & AUTOFICTION

Writing About the Self – Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay & Autofiction
INSTRUCTOR: AMBIKA THOMPSON
WHEN: Mondays, March 9, 2020 – April 13, 2020, 19:30-21:30
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: 6
WHERE: ma-feinekost, Kienitzer Straße 93 in Neukölln, Berlin
COST: €95 + 19% VAT (€18) = €113 (early bird registration by February 28th = €100)
HOW TO REGISTER: write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com

This 6-week workshop (in English) is open for all those interested in writing about personal experiences or one’s self. 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.

***to register you need to write to info@leopardskinandlimes.com***
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY MARCH 31st: 100 Euro (a 25 Euro deposit is required to reserve a spot).

Ambika Thompson’s 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. She was the fiction editor and now the managing editor of Leopardskin & Limes, and has an 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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