This course will take place online.
The issues or questions raised in the session will help to develop various aspects of the work-in-progress, such as voice, style and structure, and will depend on students sharing their work in a constructive and participatory atmosphere.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone wishing to progress a life writing project. Students may have already completed the Life Writing course here, and wish to develop their skills further.
What can I expect?
This course is for people wishing to continue their work-in-progress and to get constructive suggestions and feedback from both tutor and group. Short ‘homework’ is an option but most people will bring writing, whether new, edited or experimental, to the sessions. The aim of these workshops is to allow participants to find the best expression for their life writing project.
Joining via Zoom
This course or event will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You will need a computer or other device to connect with Zoom and a notebook/paper and pen/pencil, or digital equivalent.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
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You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have learnt:
- How to develop your project
- Editing and rewriting
- Critical awareness through feedback for your own and others’ writing.
Meet the Tutor
Nick Barlay is the author of four widely acclaimed novels, including Hooky Gear, which was mentioned among Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003.
He was born in London to Hungarian Jewish refugee parents, and his first non-fiction book, Scattered Ghosts, explores the story of his family over two centuries. It was longlisted for the Wingate Prize 2015.
He has also written short stories, award-winning radio plays and wide-ranging journalism, including a long-running series about London for the Times.
He regularly teaches fiction and life writing, as well as Guardian Masterclasses on writing a family history.
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- 19:00 - 21:00
- £119/£89 concession
- Nick Barlay
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