Writing Your Short Story (Leeds)

About the course

Start to Finish – A Beginners Guide to Writing Your Short Story 

Whether you’ve written one before or you’re a total beginner with something to share, over six sessions we will explore different and unique ways to start, build, finish and submit a short story with your own unique voice. In a fun, friendly and guided course you will produce a short story to be proud of.  

Who is it for?

This course is for all underrepresented writers – creatives who face barriers to opportunities due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working-class backgrounds, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.


Fridays – March 10, 17 24, 31 and April 7, 14 2023.


1  – 3 pm


£15 (total for the whole course)


Please get in touch if you have particular access needs which we can try and accommodate on [email protected] or 01273 234 780 (Tuesdays only or voicemail). This can include:

  • free places for carers
  • help with travel costs
  • help with childcare costs

About the course facilitator

Tabitha Bast lives in inner-city Leeds and works as a therapist and writer. Writings range from political articles to creative non-fiction and short stories. Currently writes a memoir/feminist blog on positive masculinity theboysarealright.substack.com that was spotlight blog in Mslexia Magazine Dec 2022. 

Tabitha has published eight short stories since 2018, most recently ‘Last Nights of the Panto’ by Anansi Archives in 2022. She won first prize with Grist Publishing and published two stories in ‘Trouble: An Anthology of Protest’. She won a Creative Future Writers’ Award for ‘You Will Have Heard of The Vet of Wuhan’ in 2020. 

If the course is full, you can sign up for the waiting list by emailing us here.


About the venue

Woodhouse Community Centre,

197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY

Click here for a map of the venue


By Bus

Regular buses from central Leeds – 1, 6, 8, 27 & 28  take 10-20 minutes to get to Hyde park corner.

You can also approach through Little London on the 51 or 52 if you alight at Charing Cross and walk up to Woodhouse street.

By Car

Parking available outside the building for short periods (max 2 hours) between 8am and 6pm.

Some parking on side streets.  Please note we do not have a dedicated car park.

By Train

Leeds train station is 5 minutes away in a taxi or regular buses (see above)


Woodhouse Community Centre,
197 Woodhouse Street,
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