Writing About Sex Online Workshop – with Leone Ross

Sex has a place in all of our lives, and it will find its way in some form, implied or explicit, into much of our writing. In popular culture it is equally celebrated and maligned, used to express love, but also power and fear. Writers can approach it in many and diverse ways, but knowing how to do it well, and without it feeling clinical or cliched, can be tricky. This two-hour session with tutor Leone Ross will explore what makes a good (and bad) sex scene, and how to write something authentic and impassioned that flows with the rest of your narrative.  

These one-off sessions are aimed at writers who are aspiring or emerging and looking to explore and develop particular skills to enhance their writing – tools to add to their writers’ toolkit. 

Leone Ross is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, editor and academic. Described by the Times Literary Supplement as ‘a master of detail’, her latest book is Come Let Us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree, 2017). Her third novel, This One Sky Day will be published by Faber & Faber in April 2021.

A limited number of bursary places are available. Contact us for more information.


12 December 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£22 / £18 (Conc/NWS Friends)

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