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Writing in the Second Person with Lara Williams
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Writing in the Second Person with Lara Williams

A workshop centred around the advantages and challenges of writing in the second person. The masterclass will include studying the effectiveness of various pieces of fiction written in the second person, and the sensory / emotional / ethical implications of this. It will look at short fiction by Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood, Junot Diaz and others.

 

Lara Williams is a writer based in Manchester. Her debut short story collection Treats was published by Freight Books in 2016; and will be published in the US and Canada by Flatiron in October 2017 under the title A Selfie As Big As The Ritz. Her novel Supper Club is forthcoming in Spring 2019 from Hamish Hamilton.


She has also had essays, feature, culture and opinion pieces published by The Guardian, The Independent, i Paper, the New Scientist, the Times Literary Supplement, The Debrief, The New European, Vice, Grazia, SomeSuch Stories, and many more. She has appeared / performed work at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Aye Write, the Anthony Burgess Centre, Radio 3’s the Verb, the Whitworth Art Gallery and many more. She is a graduate of the Manchester Writing School.

Homework

Could all partipants read these two stories (both free to read online)

Bread - Margaret Atwood

http://www.qcc.mass.edu/plafountaine/Bread%20MAtwood.pdf
How To Become a Writer - Lorrie Moore

http://www.sfuadcnf.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/How-to-Become-a-Writer-Lorrie-Moore.pdf

 

Lara has also requested that all participants arrive promptly, so the workshop can start at 10.00.

PRICES:

Tickets: £12

 

NSSF Saturday Day Ticket: £30 (includes 2 workshops and 3 events)

NSSF Weekend Ticket: £44.50

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