Sunday, 26 of October 2014

Saturday 18 May 2013, 10am to 3.45pm: An Aerial View of the Novel with Judith Allnatt (Derby)

One day creative writing workshop

A novel is a complex undertaking and sometimes it can be hard to
see the wood for the trees. This workshop will help those who are planning,
writing or revising a novel to take a constructive overview. By examining the
elements that all stories have in common, we will look at narrative as a
journey and strengthen structure. We will explore character archetypes, such as
heroes, mentors, gatekeepers and shape-shifters, and identify how they apply in
your own work. A range of approaches to developing work will be discussed,
including outlines, synopses and diagrams.

Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her latest
novel, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award
and her first novel, A Mile of River, was selected as Simon Mayo’s Book
of the Month on Radio 5 Live and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for
Literature. Short stories have featured in the Bridport
Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards, and on BBC Radio 4. Judith lectures on creative writing at various universities
and freelance and is currently working on her third novel, to be published by
Harper Collins in 2014.

Venue: Mickleover Library, Holly End Road,
Mickleover, Derby DE3 0EA

Cost: £25, booking essential, includes tea and coffee throughout the day

To book a place or for more information telephone 01332 718926 or email mickleover.library@derby.gov.uk


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