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NAW 'Creative Writing Course in an Evening' 2014Thursday, 14 November 2013
Returning in February 2014!NAW's monthly event offers insights into the skills needed to write and re-write effective texts. The two-hour event condenses the technical expertise shareable between writers, and is a practical approach to writing focused on improvement rather than academic requirements.
The first hour is the unique NAW Public Edit with NAW Director Richard Beard. Anyone attending may submit a text of up to 2000 words, in any genre of fiction or non-fiction. Two texts will be chosen at random, the writers notified, and their work distributed to the other participants in advance. The NAW Public Edit answers the need to learn about craft in the most direct possible way, by looking closely at a specific piece of writing. For the audience, the Public Edit follows the Conservatoire principle that all writers face similar problems. An edit for one is an edit for all.
The second hour is a a chance to hear published writers take the 'pen or word-processor?' question seriously. How do writers get the work done? What does it take to get the words on the page? NAW works on the basis that every writer is best qualified to talk about themselves,
and each writer approaches this talk in a different way, but there wll always be plenty of time for questions.
Writers who have recently spoken about their process for NAW include Keith Ridgway, Elziabeth Buchan, Minette Walters, Kevin Barry, Frances Fyfield, Iain Banks, Jennie Rooney, Jess Richards, Linda Grant, Jojo Moyes, Simon Brett, Jane Harris, David Almond and Alison Moore.
The line-up for 2014 will be announced imminently. The schedule of dates is here.
The NAW Creative Writing Course in an Evening event takes place from 6-8 pm at the Freeword Centre in London. There are 25 spaces available for each NAW 'Creative Writing Course in an Evening', and the places will go to the first 25 to apply. The box office for each event opens one month in advance.
Freeword Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA