Whatever your subject, either yourself, your grandfather, or Mary Queen of Scots, or you are simply seeking inspiration to get started, this is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your ideas in a creative and supportive environment.
You will learn how to plan, how to structure, shape and research your tale; explore how to interpret letters, diaries, and photographs; examine the importance of voice, character, plot, and narrative tension.
The course will be led by Frances Wilson, author of four biographies: Literary Seductions, The Courtesan’s Revenge, The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, and How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay. Her fifth book, Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence, was launched in May this year. Frances Wilson was an academic for 15 years before becoming a full-time writer, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was a judge on the biography panel of the Whitbread Prize in 2006, and she reviews biography for the Sunday Times.
Wednesday 13th October, 11am-12.30pm.
Once you have confirmed your place in this workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
submitting a line or two about your proposed project. This will help Frances to structure the workshop