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Prose Pride Masterclass with Paul Burston

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TELLING YOUR STORY - Write Pride proudly presents a masterclass with Paul Burston

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It might be autobiographical or a work of fiction - or it may contain elements of both. It could be a short story, a novel, a memoir or a prose poem.

Whatever form your writing takes, this masterclass offers a practical guide to putting your story into words.

The class will include creative writing exercises, constructive feedback and advice on getting started, keeping going and overcoming obstacles such as writers' block.

Other topics covered will include - finding your voice, motivation and meeting word targets, 'visualising' your book, structuring your story, trouble-shooting and when to edit.

We will also explore the importance of reading your work aloud, 'writing for the market' and preparing your work for submission to an agent.

Bring - a notebook/paper and pen - and a willingness to share your work with others.

About Paul Burston:

Paul Burston is the author of six novels including the WH Smith bestseller ‘The Black Path’ and his new psychological thriller, ‘The Closer I Get’ (pub date July 11, 2019)

He has also edited two short story collections and published several non-fiction titles.

In his 20s he was an activist with ACT-UP London and worked for the anti-violence project GALOP before becoming a journalist.

Since 1988, his writing has appeared in various newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Time Out. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4.

He is the curator and host of award-winning literary salon Polari at London’s Southbank Centre, and the founder of The Polari First Book Prize for new LGBT+ writing.

He has led masterclasses for The Guardian and regularly runs writing workshops as part of Polari's national touring events, funded by Arts Council England.

In 2016, Paul was featured in the British Council's Global List, celebrating '33 visionary people who are promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.'

He is one of the subjects of Riot Act, a verbatim play by Alexis Gregory, published by Oberon Books and celebrating three men's contribution to the history of gay activism.

Born in York and raised in South Wales, Paul now divides his time between London and Hastings.

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