Beginning to Write Fiction

Have you always wanted to write fiction, but never given yourself the time or opportunity to start? This workshop is for those who are new to fiction, including those who are new to writing in general.  In this workshop you’ll learn how to open the door to your own voice, how to find the confidence to let that voice speak and about the different ways in which you can bring your work into the public domain. Whether you’re interested in writing short fiction, a novella or a novel, this workshop will cover useful approaches.

If you’d like to give fiction a try but don’t know where to start, then this workshop is for you.

Allie Rogers is a Brighton-based writer of fiction. Her first novel, Little Gold, was published by Legend Press in 2017. Drawing a great deal on her memories of the Brighton of her childhood, the book received stunning reviews. Little Gold was longlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award in March 2018 and shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize in June 2018.

Allie’s second novel, Tale of a Tooth, published by Legend Press in April 2018, addresses the issue of domestic abuse in a same-sex relationship, told in the voice of an atypical four-year-old child. Allie has also had short fiction published in a number of anthologies and magazines. She was writer in residence at West Dean College in December 2018 and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in January 2019.

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Location: St. Paul's, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1EE, UK


13 July 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

£25 / £20 (NWS Friends /Concessions) Bursary places are available. Please contact us to discuss.

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