Alma Mathijsen
1 November 2021 - 25 November 2021
18:30 - 21:30


Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you get people to sit on the edge of their seats to hear or read it? With Alma Mathijsen you learn how to build a story.
Together with Alma you will discover which stories are in your homes and which ones are worth telling. While writing we will work on technique. During the lessons we will make writing assignments so that you learn to write more and more freely.

This is not a grammar lesson, make as many spelling mistakes as you want, it's about learning how to tell a good story. Maybe your main character is dyslexic and therefore makes spelling mistakes. Everything is possible, as long as the text is catchy.

Eventually you will have a short story under your arm. Something you may not have been able to put into words before. You get a toolbox that you can always use, because you now know how to build a story and which techniques to use.


Alma Mathijsen (Amsterdam, 1984) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Image and Language and Fine Arts and then followed the Creative Writing course at the Pratt Institute New York. In 2006 she made her debut with the collection of short stories, Binnenspelen, and she has since published a considerable series of books, plays and screenplays. Her most recent books are Forget the Girls (novel), Don't Scare Mama (letter book) and I Don't Want to Be a Dog (novella).

Several of her books have been nominated for literary awards and many of her books have received rave reviews.

In addition to her writing, Alma Mathijsen is a Creative Writing teacher at Artez University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, having previously held this position at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.