Sep 13 2023 – Author Talk – Presentation by Will Richter, winner of the 2023 CBC Short Story Competition
Will’s presentation will focus on how he goes about writing his stories, from conception and drafting to final edits and submission. Along the way he’ll discuss some of the lessons that writing short fiction has taught him – and how applying those lessons might help distinguish your work in the eyes of editors, readers, and competition jurists alike.
This is a great opportunity for us to learn from a successful writer about the craft and techniques of writing short stories, as well as the challenges and strategies involved in submitting them to journals and literary competitions.
Date: Wednesday September 13
Time: 7PM PST
Location: ZOOM – [Please Click Here To Visit the Zoom Registration Page]
About The Speaker:
Will Richter is a Vancouver writer and winner of the 2023 CBC Short Story Prize for his story “Just a Howl.” Another of his stories, “Proverbs of the Lesser,” was longlisted for the same prize in 2021, while “At a Distance” was longlisted in 2019.
Will’s stories have also appeared or are forthcoming in various Canadian and US literary magazines, including The Threepenny Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Witness, The Fiddlehead, and subTerrain, where his story “The Man Who Hired” was runner-up in subTerrain’s Lush Triumphant Literary Awards competition. Will is now working on a novel – but hasn’t abandoned short stories in the least.
Will’s website can be found at: http://www.willrichter.ca/