Debbie Jacob will guide you in an introductory session that centres on the uniqueness of non-fiction, with specific examples, a top ten ‘must read’ book list, and writing exercises to get your writing flowing!
In the final session, Judy Raymond will prepare you to approach biography writing, detailing the differences in biographies of the dead and the living, with a focus on the importance of telling our stories.
Two-part workshop across Saturday 9th and 16th November 2019. Join Muli Amaye, author and coordinator of UWI's Creative Writing MFA programme, for an interactive workshop on the fundamentals of plot, character, voice and subject. Come learn step-by-step ways of turning experience and inspiration into prose, through 8 contact hours of teaching, writing and review at the Writers Centre.
Two-part workshop across Sunday 12th and 19th January 2020. This masterclass will contain strong language, and is suitable for adults only. Participants must be 18 years or older, and should be willing to share identification if requested. Participants must attend both sessions, and are required to be punctual.
The first session in a series of literary craft studios with prize-winning writer, lecturer and editor for The Literary Consultancy in London - Monique Roffey.
We will cover topics including: Could your short story be a novel? Is your novel too short, or even way too long? Backstory/where to start your story. Realistic word counts for fictional forms/knowing the rules so you can break them. Opening pages/showing in or telling in.
A regular TWC calendar feature, this event aims to connect readers of all genres in a relaxed environment. It’s about building community around books and book conversation, and creating an... Read More
Inspired by the performance innovations of leading spoken word artists Derron Sandy and Idrees Saleem at Borderlines 2019, this seminar formally introduces calypso to a seasoned group of spoken word artists. Participants are challenged to find resonance between calypso and spoken word forms and encouraged to explore possibilities for new performance styles. Registration Opens : Monday 20 Jan 2020.
A regular TWC calendar feature, this event aims to connect readers of all genres in a relaxed environment. It's about building community around books and book conversation, and creating a kind of in-person extension of our virtual Book Network. The format is simple: You bring a book you’re currently reading/have read and share excerpts from it, reading aloud. We then open the floor to your fellow book-lovers.
Beyond The First Draft is a literary craft workshop series that delves into the details of what a writer must think about and work on when revising and polishing fiction, so it’s ready for showing to an agent or for publication. This session, the second in the series, will take an in-depth look at how to dramatise and edit events and scenes in your writing.