4 November 2020 - 9 December 2020This course will explore the liberties and limitations of writing about lived experience. We will think about how to shape personal stories and how to apply the craft of writing through characterisation, pacing, structure and tension to create compelling pieces of work. We will also consider research methods, ethical guidelines and the social contexts of our writing.
21 November 2020Rosie Garland’s fiction is about people who won’t (or can’t) squeeze into the one-size-fits-all templates on offer and the friction that occurs when they try. In this workshop, Rosie uses a variety of exercises and strategies to explore the intersection between queerness and weird fiction, and how it can take your own writing into fresh and exciting directions. In the words of Emily Dickinson, ‘tell the truth but tell it slant’.
27 November 2020It’s the limitations of the form of screenwriting that pushes the screenwriter to ever greater levels of creativity. Whether you seek to write for screen or not, learning about the craft of screenwriting will undoubtedly provide a useful perspective on whatever writing practice you pursue.