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NAW Autumn SeasonMonday, 12 August 2013
September to December 2013NAW has successfully completed an inaugural collaboration with Pembroke College, Cambridge on a Creative Writing Summer School. Visiting speakers included Deborah Moggach, Ion Trewin, Sophie Hannah and Sir Michael Holroyd. Professor Fiona Sampson called the course 'a terrifically-rich, layered experience for the participants: much more complex and varied than the usual.' It was a pleasure to work with such responsive writers in such a beautiful location. The Academy is looking forward to staging a similar summer programme in Cambridge during July and August 2014.
The 'Creative Writing Course in an Evening' events will resume at the Free Word Centre in September. For those missing the excitement of a monthly NAW Public Edit, the photo above links to a set of six One-Page Masterclasses newly assembled on theNAWchannel on youTube. The texts for each First Page edit can be found by typing First Page in Search Articles on this site.
There will be a one-off NAW 10-week course running from the second week of October through until December. The course will accept a maximum of 6 writers - each writer will have their work Masterclassed (the unique NAW Public Edit) twice. The course will also feature craft seminars, viisiting industry experts and a concluding 1-to-1 mentoring session.
For those in or near Bristol come November, NAW will be making a third consecutive appearance at the Bristol Festival of Literature. NAW Director Richard Beard will moderate a panel on Characterisation featuring novelists Sanjida O'Connell and Patricia Ferguson. For all writers interested in honing their skills there will be a demonstration NAW Public Edit and Man Booker shortlisted Alison Moore will discuss her habits and tricks as a novelist.