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2018/19 SHORT STORY COURSE #5 – Taking Your Feelings For A Walk with Tom Le...

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2018/19 Short Story Course — Workshop 5

Taking Your Feelings For A Walk with Tom Lee: Accessing the Inner Story


This workshop is focussed on helping you tune into your writing and to encourage your inner voice. Tom Lee is an award-winning short story writer, memoirist and novelist. HIs debut novel, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr, was published to critical acclaim last year. He is also teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Stories often evolve not in a conscious or considered way but by a more mysterious, intuitive process. Its origins are often in something small or hard to pin down, or in a particular voice and the key to accessing that story are in following that instinct where it might lead - taking a feeling for a walk. As Flannery O'Connor observed, 'I write to find out what I know' - writing as a sense of discovery rather than conscious execution of a plan. This session includes Tom explaining how he's been able to talk his own feelings for a walk through the short story form, reference to other writers and time for exercises and discussion.

Tom is a Word Factory Apprentice Award mentor and will be reading with his mentee Georgina Aboud later in the day at a celebratory Word Factory salon.

Class size limited to 25 places.

THE COURSE LEADER


Tom Lee



INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

Attending the full course offers continuity, a great learning experience as well as the best value. However, it’s also possible to book individual workshops.

Use the links below to read full details about each of the specific workshops:

  • ALL FIVE WORKSHOPS
  • Workshop #1: Resilient Thinking for Writers with Isabel Costello & Voula Grand - Saturday 15 September 2018
  • Workshop #2: Metaphorical Thinking with Adam Marek - Saturday 6 October 2018
  • Workshop #3: Finding Your Place with Courttia Newland - Saturday 10 November 2018
  • Advice Session #4: Meet The Agents with Robert Caskie, Carrie Kania & Julia Silk - Saturday 16 February 2019
  • Workshop #5: Taking A Feeling For A Walk with Tom Lee - Saturday 16 March 2019
  • Special Reading Salon - TBC. July 2019




DISCOUNTED TICKETS & PRIORITY BOOKING FOR FRIENDS

As a "friend" of the Word Factory, one of your benefits are discounted tickets to all our Masterclasses and Salons. You also get priority booking. Find out more and become a valued member of a community of fellow writers

Friends can book tickets from 30 January 2018. Everyone else has to wait until 20 February 2018.

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VENUE

The course will be run on Saturday mornings at Waterstones, Piccadilly unless otherwise stated. Please note: there is a slim possibility the venue will change but would still be in central London.

Further information: sophie@thewordfactory.tv


DISCLAIMER

This information is correct at the time of publishing. The Word Factory reserves the right to alter the programme if necessary. Anyone who has bought a ticket will be notified of any changes immediately.




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Join the Word Factory’s short story club and enjoy an espresso shot of great literature followed by a thought-provoking discussion. It’s fun – and free!

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