This is a unique opportunity for aspiring novelists to spend a weekend learning from leading authors and sharing ideas with your peers. The course is led by some of Britain's finest contemporary writers and publishers including SJ Watson and Romesh Gunesekera with an inspiring keynote speech from MJ Hyland. Over the two days you'll get practical advice, technical guidance and a healthy dose of encouragement to inspire you to make your book a reality.
During the weekend there will be lunches and breaks when participants will have the opportunity to talk with each other and swap ideas. In groups of no more than 20, you'll have scheduled sessions with each author in turn, during which they'll share their experience and cover the area of fiction writing they know best.
Dates: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2012
Times: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9GU
Price: £220 per person (inclusive of VAT, booking fees, lunch and refreshments)
Maximum class size: 20 per class (except 100-capacity keynotes and panels)
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.