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Cityread: Creative Writing Workshop with Joy Rhoades
Tue 25 April 2017, 18:30 – 19:45 BST
Have you always wanted to write but are not sure where to start?
Have stories that you want to tell on paper but don’t know how?
Then this class is for you!
Joy Rhoades will introduce the basics of fiction-writing, and attendees will have some fun putting words on paper, in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. The class will touch on:
- What to write about? Why ‘write what you know’?
- Why writers are readers
- A writing process: writing, reading, editing, sharing
- When you have something polished, what then?
Joy is a graduate of the Creative Writing master’s program at the New School University in New York. She has published a number of short stories in the United States, and her debut novel, The Woolgrower’s Companion, is forthcoming from Penguin in early 2017 in Australia and the UK in June.
Places are strictly limited, so you’re advised to book early.
What is Cityread?
Cityread London is an annual, month-long London-wide celebration of literature with related book groups, events, digital art installations and screenings across the capital.
This initiative is designed to promote reading for pleasure, engage new library users and encourage people to explore and celebrate their city’s history. Each year in April, Cityread London chooses a book and invites the whole capital to get reading.
The 2017 title for Cityread London is Prophecy by Sunday Times number one bestseller, S.J. Parris. Prophecy is a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller, focused on the plot against Elizabeth to put Mary Queen of Scots on the throne. Set in 1583 its protagonist is the real life shadowy Giordano Bruno, an Italian "monk, scientist, philosopher, and magician" and excommunicated heretic.
For more information: Cityread's Website
For other RBKC Cityread events: Libraries Website