Writing Out Our Stories: A Free Workshop for Aspiring LGBTQ+ Writers

with Eley Williams

Are you an aspiring writer who is LGBTQ+ and lives in or near Hastings?  Would you like to explore how to share the stories you want to tell and meet new writing friends with similar interests?  If so, join this free workshop with award-winning writer, Eley Williams.

Eley will help you to develop your creative writing skills in a relaxed, supportive environment through practical exercises, writing advice, tips and tools to encourage you to trust your imagination and build on your powers of observation and experience. The workshop will cover key elements of story-writing such as plot, character and setting with opportunities to share and get feedback in a safe and friendly space. Your ideas may be completely imagined or based on life and memory. Either way come and explore how you can bring your unique experience to the page.

Suitable for beginners and those with some writing experience. Participants must be aged 18+

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Part of The Stories We Tell Project funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery delivered in partnership with New Writing South

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Please book online with New Writing South, or in person at Hastings Library.

Eley Williams’ Attrib. and other stories (Influx Press, 2017) was awarded the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2018. With stories anthologised in The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story (Penguin Classics, 2018) and Liberating the Canon (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2018), she is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Royal Society of Literature. 

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Location: Hastings Library, Claremont, Hastings, UK


19 October 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

FREE but must be booked in advance

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