Workshops

Writers' Centre Kingston runs a free to access workshop programme, consisting of seminars, masterclasses and short courses. 

More information coming soon.

  • January wednesday 17th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Sam Jordison Reading workshop #1
    Sam Jordison presents a series of workshops looking at novels from a creative writing perspective, as well as his viewpoint as an editor at Galley Beggar Press and newspaper reviewer. What makes books work (and what doesn't); how to writers put them together, and what are their influences? A series of workshops that take us inside novels, show us Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier : Ford Madox Ford was a genius and this book is the proof.  It deserves and rewards deep reading. Its ideas, tricks and narrative manipulations are fascinating - and can also teach writers a great deal about managing and confounding readers' expectations.
     
  • January wednesday 24th 2018, 5-7pm - Bookclub #3 with Dacy Lim / at Stanley Picker Gallery
    A reading Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, please RSVP by emailing Dacy at K1609123@kingston.ac.uk Visit www.writerscentrekingston.com/bookclub
     
  • February wednesday 7th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Sam Jordison Reading workshop #2
    Sam Jordison presents a series of workshops looking at novels from a creative writing perspective, as well as his viewpoint as an editor at Galley Beggar Press and newspaper reviewer. What makes books work (and what doesn't); how to writers put them together, and what are their influences? A series of workshops that take us inside novels, show us The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith : Patricia Highsmith was an expert at fast-moving, vivid prose. She always knew how to thicken a plot, add tension and danger and maintain momentum. The Talented Mr Ripley is a lesson in sharp controlled prose - as well as a fantastic entertainment in its own right.
     
  • March wednesday 7th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Sam Jordison masterclass #3
    Sam Jordison presents a series of workshops looking at novels from a creative writing perspective, as well as his viewpoint as an editor at Galley Beggar Press and newspaper reviewer. What makes books work (and what doesn't); how to writers put them together, and what are their influences? A series of workshops that take us inside novels, show us The Siege of Krishnapur - JG Farrell : "For a novel to be witty is one thing, to tell a good story is another, to be serious is yet another, but to be all three is surely enough to make it a masterpiece." So said John Spurling in the New Statesman. This book is also a masterclass in scene-setting, description, working multiple perspectives and empathy.
     
  • March wednesday 21st 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Harry Man workshop
     
  • April thursday 5th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - to be confirmed Poetry workshop