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Workshop: Writing from Place

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Every story happens somewhere... In this workshop with novelist & poet Katie Hale, we will explore ways of bringing a place to life.

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Stories happen in places. That could be a far-off planet inhabited by three-headed aliens, or it could be in your local corner shop. The setting that's right for one story will be wrong for another - although switching up your setting might become an inspiration in and of itself.

How can we create places that feel genuine? How can we transport our readers to somewhere fictional - or even somewhere real they might never have visited? How can we use place to drive our story?

Whether you’re a published novelist, or you just stash your scribblings in a shoebox under the bed, this 2-hour guided workshop will explore ways of bringing places to life. We’ll look at some examples of wonderful writing from existing works of fiction, and follow them up with some of our own writing.

I’ll also leave you with a take-home writing prompt, so you can keep on being inspired in your own time.

Who am I?

Katie Hale is an internationally recognised novelist & poet, with more than a decade’s experience of leading creative writing workshops.

Her novel, My Name is Monster, was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award, and has been translated into multiple languages. She is a former MacDowell Fellow and winner of the Munster Chapbook Prize. She has also featured on national television and radio, including programmes such as Radio 4’s Open Book and Front Row, and has created commissioned work for the National Trust, the Barbican Centre, and the BBC Contains Strong Language poetry festival.

She leads writing workshops for universities, arts organisations and schools. She also mentors emerging writers on a one-to-one basis.

Workshop cost: £20

(For each workshop, there are 2 free places available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Drop me a message if you'd like one of these places.)

Workshops run using Zoom & capped at 14 attendees, so it won't feel too crowded.

This is the second of a series of monthly workshops, running throughout 2021.

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