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Speaking To The Shelves – Creative Writing Workshop with Clare Fisher



Speaking To The Shelves – Creative Writing Workshop with Clare Fisher

by The Leeds Library


Have you always been a reader? Have you ever fancied having a go at writing creatively but haven’t yet devoted time to it? Perhaps you are an experienced writer looking for a new form to explore or need some good old-fashioned inspiration.

Becky Cherriman curates a series of creative writing workshops, which will run on the third Saturday of every month at The Leeds Library. Beginning with January’s fresh page, each workshop will deal with a particular aspect or genre of writing. Guided by established writers, you will draw inspiration from the library’s collections to write and then receive feedback on your work in this stimulating environment. Workshops will draw on Dewey Decimal themes such as Contemporary Fiction, Home and Family Management, Biography, Sociology and Anthropology, Philosophy and the Theory of Religion.

16th March: Clare Fisher – flash fiction

The workshop is from 10am-12pm with the option to stay from 12-1pm for feedback.

Clare Fisher is a novelist, short story writer, creative writing teacher and editorial consultant. Her debut novel ALL THE GOOD THINGS (Viking, Penguin, 2017) won a Betty Trask Award and was published in eight territories worldwide. Influx Press published her collection of very short fiction, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, in June 2018. She is currently working on her next novel, doing an AHRC-funded PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds and teaching on the MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The rest of the workshop programme is as follows:

27th April: Emma Adams– script-writing for the stage

18th May: Sai Murray – writing the political (any form or genre)

15th June: Ali Harper – crime fiction

Becky Cherriman is a Yorkshire writer, workshop leader and performer. She works part-time as Creative Writing Development Officer for The University of Leeds.

Published by Seren, Mslexia, New Walk, Envoi, Mother’s Milk, Bloodaxe, Well Versed, Moving Worlds and The North she was resident poet for Morley Literature Festival in 2013 and lead artist for Altofts Festival In A Day 2016. Echolocation, her first poetry pamphlet, and first collection Empires of Clay were published in 2016 by Mother’s Milk and Cinnamon Press respectively. Her agnostic poem Jesus Lives was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2017.

Date and Time

Sat, March 16, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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