Prose: Telling Stories

Mon 22 May - Sat 27 May 2017
Tutors / Julia Forster & Niall Griffiths
Guest Reader / Tessa Hadley
Course Fee / From £495 - £625 per person
Genres / Creative WritingStorytelling
Language / English

This is a course for anyone who wants to tell a story, and tell it well. Whether you’re interested in fiction or non-fiction, we will think through some important aspects of the craft: language, plotting, setting and developing strong characters. Using a mixture of exercises, examples and tutorials, the course will help you develop your technique and carry on with your writing once the course has finished. We aim to send you home with a notebook full of ideas which will kick-start any writing project, and motivate any half-written books to jump out of your drawer with enthusiasm. Suitable for writers from beginners to the more experienced.

Tutors

Julia Forster

Julia Forster is the author of two books – a non-fiction book called Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration and a coming-of-age novel set in 1988, What a Way to Go (Atlantic Books). She currently sits on the Literature Wales bursary panel where she helps to award grants to both emerging and established authors. Julia has worked in publishing for twenty years and she currently works freelance in PR for independent publishers, volunteers for Wales PEN Cymru as well as running career workshops for authors. In 2016, she was awarded a K Blundell Trust Award to write her third book, one which is mostly set in Venice, Italy.
www.julia-forster.com 
@WriterForster

 

Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool and now lives at the foot of a mountain in mid-Wales. He is the author of seven novels, a memoir, several works of non-fiction, a collection of poetry, and more short stories, radio plays, travel pieces and reviews than he can count. His novel Stump (Johnathan Cape) won the Welsh Book of the Year Award and his novel Kelly+Victor was turned into a BAFTA winning film. His work has been translated into 15 languages and he has read all over the world. He is also professor of creative writing at Wolverhampton University.

Guest Reader

Mark Vessey

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley has written six novels and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, The Past (2015), won the Hawthornden Prize. She publishes short stories regularly in The New Yorker, reviews for The Guardian and The London Review of Books, and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. In 2016 she was awarded a Windham Campbell prize for Fiction. Tessa Hadley has written six novels - including Accidents in the Home and The London Train - and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, The Past, was published in the US in January 2016. She publishes short stories regularly in the New Yorker, reviews for the Guardian and the London Review of Books, and is a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University; she was awarded a Windham Campbell prize for Fiction in 2016. She is married with three grown-up sons, and after living for thirty years in Cardiff, Wales, in 2011 she moved with her husband to live in London, England.

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