This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £95 / Conc. £71
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.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course 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 also need a pen and paper for taking notes, or can use your computer/laptop.
Are there any follow-on courses I can take?
We run a range of creative writing classes, including classes in playwriting, creative non-fiction and short story writing. You can explore what's on here.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will:
- Know how to develop your project
- Know how to edit and rewrite
- Have a 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.
Need to Know
- 19:00 – 21:00
- Full £95 / Conc. £71
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Nick Barlay
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