Strode News

19/01/12 - Acclaimed Authors to Work with Budding Writers at Strode College
Strode News

If you're a budding writer and you want to develop your talents, Strode College's new Saturday creative writing workshops will give you the chance to work with two successful and acclaimed local authors, Marian McCann and Liz Williams.

The six one day workshops, which will focus on different aspects of creative writing, will take place at Strode on the following dates:
• Writing the short story - Saturday 4 February
• Starting your novel - 3 March
• Building convincing characters - 10 March
• How to construct gripping plots - 24 March
• Dialogue - 12 May
• Setting - 16 June

Maria McCann is the author of As Meat Loves Salt, which was an Economist Book of the Year (Flamingo, 2001/Fourth Estate, 2011), and The Wilding, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize (Faber, 2010). She has contributed to various anthologies and worked as a Fiction Mentor for the Arvon Foundation. Maria is a reader for the Annette Green Literary Consultancy.

Liz Williams is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Glastonbury. She has published 14 novels including The Ghost Sister (Bantram Spectra) and Empire of Bones (Tor Macmillan), which were nominated for the Philip K Dick Memorial Award, and Banner of Souls (Tor Macmillan), nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award. Liz regularly appears in magazines including Realms of Fantasy and Asimov's, and she teaches creative writing and the history of Science Fiction at Strode College.

To book a place or to find out more about the workshops, which each cost £36, call 01458 844400 or visit click here to enrol with SUE.