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SHORT STORY COURSE – Masterclass #1 with Cynan Jones

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WORD FACTORY PRESENTS:

2019/20 Short Story Course — Masterclass # 1

Landscape and Loss in the Fictional World with Cynan Jones.


A class exploring how and where to place the details of love and loss within the reality of landscape and the possibilities of the imagination. Cynan, the recipient of numerous awards including the BBC Short Story Award, will draw on lessons learned writing his new novel, Stillicide (Granta) set within a closely imagined world in which water is commodified and the Water Train that serves a city in risk of sabotage.


This workshop will address some of the key questions that face all writers. How do ideas form in the first place? And how do you bring them to life when they have? How much detail should you give your reader, and how should it be delivered? Is less really more, when it comes to painting the picture you want your readers to see?

Through a series of working examples and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn ways to add heft and tone and atmosphere to your writing, so that your readers truly inhabit the world you create.

Class size limited to 25 places.

Cynan will read at our evening salon from 6.30pm the same day


THE COURSE LEADER

Cynan Jones



THE COURSE MASTERCLASSES

Attending the full course offers continuity and a great learning experience.

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

  • Masterclass #1: Landscape and Loss in the Fictional World with Cynan Jones - Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Masterclass #2: The Body & The Word with Stella Duffy - Saturday 12 October 2019
  • Masterclass #3: Putting the Life on the Page with Tessa Hadley - Saturday 16 November 2019
  • Masterclass #4: Eat Me: A Master Class on Sex Writing with Leone Ross - Saturday 8 February 2020
  • Masterclass #5: Writing In & Out of Form with Tania Hershman - Saturday 7 March 2020
  • Masterclass #6: Touching the Funny Bone with Ian Sansom - Saturday 16 May 2020




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VENUE

The course and other events will be run on Saturday afternoons at different venues: Waterstones, Piccadilly and occasionally Mortimer House in Fitrovia, the Music Room in Bloomsbury, and Vout-O-Reenee’s at London Bridge, unless otherwise stated.

Further information: sophie@thewordfactory.tv


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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.




SHORT STORY CLUB

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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