Workshop 1: Writing Difference

Friday 30 August

Venue: Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery)

11.15 to 13.30

Tickets £20, available below (limited numbers)

Led by Char March

Want to create believable and authentic diversity in your writing, but not sure how to make it work?

A practical, fun and fast-paced workshop for anyone wanting to describe their own experience of ‘being different’ or to create convincing ‘different’ characters in their work. Char will use lots of writing exercises and theatre techniques to open windows on a whole range of lives. Bring an open mind and be ready to throw yourself into all sorts of opportunities. Come prepared with one short example of a badly-written character, and one of a brilliantly-written character  – either from your own work, or a published example.  Workshop suitable for beginners through to published writers.

You may also be interested in: VG Lee; Paul Burston in Conversation; Paul Burston, Kevin le Gendre and Salena Godden.

Char March is a successful freelance writer, and a highly-experienced writing tutor. She’s won many awards for poetry, short fiction, and as a playwright. Her credits include: the short story collection Something Vital Fell Through, five poetry collections including Full Stops In Winter Branches, six BBC Radio 4 plays, and eight stage plays. She’s been Writer-in-Residence for Leeds Hospitals, art galleries, landscape projects, international business schools, and the NHS. She’s lectured in creative writing at Universities across the UK, in Canada, Australia and in continental Europe. She’s been a Hawthornden Fellow twice, and has just won the prestigious McLellan Poetry Prize.

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