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Short Course: Journalism for Writers

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Birmingham and Midland Institute

9 Margaret Street

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B3 3BS

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Learn how to write like a journalist: the need to become a expert fast on any topic, convey complex issues quickly and how to interview anyone.

Over five weeks, you’ll get the same kind of training print, online and broadcast journalists do but it’s all focused on your fiction. You’ll see how the skills needed to interview difficult people will help you create deeper, perhaps harsher characters. You’ll practice finding the nuggets of information that make an article come alive but also add rich flavour to your stories and scripts.

This course is open to beginners as well as those with more writing experience.


Biography:

Alex Townley is a playwright, fiction writer and journalist. She has an MA in Screenwriting and an NCE in Newspaper Journalism. She’s worked for the last decade as a full-time news journalist for local papers in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, covering everything from murder investigations to council meetings.

William Gallagher is a Doctor Who radio drama writer whose short stories have featured in anthologies and been performed by him on stage and broadcast. He’s the author of 18 non-fiction books and will shortly reach half a billion words published. He’s been a BBC broadcast journalist and a television history columnist for Radio Times.


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Wednesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 1 November, 8 November, 15 November, 22 November and 29 November.


Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

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