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HG Wells 2023 Creative Writing Workshops: Characterisation

We are pleased to offer creative writing workshops on the subject of characterisation, focusing on narrative voice and dialogue.

The workshops are led by Sarah Anthony, an experienced literature lecturer and teacher, and one of our judges for the 2023 HG Wells Short Story Competition.

Attendees are required to attend two sessions. In the first we will discuss methods of characterisation. You will then be given a short writing task to return within a week.

They will then be circulated to all the attendees and in the second session you will receive feedback from the tutor and through peer review. Participants will be limited to 10 per workshop.

The two workshops offer aspiring writers the opportunity to learn, write and share ideas online.

The workshops will be held via Zoom (booked attendees will be sent joining links a few days before the sessions). Each workshop comprises of two dates, and you should attend BOTH. There are workshops for two different age categories:

21 and under: Saturday 20th May 2-3pm AND Saturday 3rd June 2-3pm 

Over 21’s: Wednesday 17th May 7-8pm AND Wednesday 31st May 7-8pm

There will be a £10 FULLY REFUNDABLE booking fee for these courses. Over the last 2 years we have run these courses many people have booked, and then not attended, denying others the chance to take part. For this year, to book you have to pay a £10 booking fee. We will refund via PayPal the full £10 booking fee to all those that attend both sessions.

Book online via Eventbrite:

Workshop Tickets for 21 and under: Saturday 20th May 2-3pm AND Saturday 3rd June 2-3pm 

Workshop Tickets for Over 21’s: Wednesday 17th May 7-8pm AND Wednesday 31st May 7-8pm

About Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English and French literature. Her MA with the Open University followed, specialising in postcolonial literature. She has worked for the School of English at the University of Kent, co-ordinating their part-time programmes in English and American literature and Creative Writing and acting as academic advisor to international students.

Sarah has 15 years’ experience lecturing and teaching university undergraduates and adult learners at the University of Kent, for the Workers’ Educational Association and for the U3A. She has taught on subjects as disparate as the plays of Christopher Marlowe and the writers of the Windrush Generation, and has taken part in a TV documentary on E M Forster for international arts and culture channel ARTE.  Current projects include the novels of John Steinbeck, the Bloomsbury Group, and 20th century Russian literature.