Capturing Your Story: A Masterclass with Colin Grant

How do you take the raw material of interviews, memories and reflections and weave them into a plot and gripping tale?

Colin Grant’s practical and immersive online masterclass on the art of life-writing will guide you through the process of constructing your story, working out its order, narrative voice, tone, and editing, selecting what to include or let go.

Writing from your life experiences can be daunting but is always invigorating. Perhaps you’ve stopped and started and stopped again? But each of us have unique stories and perspectives. Colin will help to capture the essence of story and characters that may have proved elusive so far.

Colin Grant is the author of five books. They include: Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey; and a group biography of the Wailers, I&I, The Natural Mystics. His memoir, Bageye at the Wheel, was shortlisted for the Pen/Ackerley Prize, 2013. Grant’s history of epilepsy, A Smell of Burning, was a Sunday Times Book of the Year 2016.

As a producer for the BBC, Grant wrote and directed several radio drama documentaries including A Fountain of Tears: The Murder of Federico Garcia Lorca; and A History of the N Word.

Grant also writes for a number of newspapers and journals including the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, TLS, London Review of Books, Granta and New York Review of Books. Grant’s latest book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation, was a BBC radio 4 Book of the Week and a Daily Telegraph Book of the year 2019.


25 July 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

£22 Full Price / £18 Concessions /NWS Friends

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