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Online Workshop: Compelling Characters in Short Fiction

Join Shookoofeh Azar in this online writing workshop about compelling characters in short fiction.

Failures, sorrows, regrets, stupidities, wasted dreams, personality weaknesses and the dark sides of our being, which we always hide under beautiful and acceptable masks, are the raw materials of our fictional characters. In this short course, Shokoofeh Azar will show you how to pull your fictional characters out of the dark half of your being and let them breathe.


  • When: Sunday 20 November 2022, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Online
  • With: Shokoofeh Azar

About the Tutor

Shookofeh looks contemplatively at the camera. She is in a yellow top and in front of some bookshelves.

Shokoofeh Azar is the author of essays, articles, short stories and children’s books, and is the first Iranian woman to hitchhike the length of the Silk Road. Her debut novel, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, originally written in Farsi, was nominated for the Booker International, PEN, Stella Prize, the National Awards etc. She also published a collection of short stories in Farsi. Her second novel and a new collection of short stories will be ready to publish in English in 2022.

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