This month's newsletter from the editor.
WORKING WITH WORDS
MASTERCLASS with MERLE COLLINS
SAT 19 NOVEMBER 2011
10am – 4pm, The Leeds Library
FEE: £10 or £5 concs
£5 to Inscribe Originals & members of Young Inscribe
This is a rare opportunity to work with a leading Caribbean author and creative writing teacher, MERLE COLLINS.
A workshop for those interested in exploring, the creative possibility of words. During the day, we will do writing exercises aimed at stretching and limbering up the imagination. You will read examples from the work of various writers to see how they use words and with what care they pick words up and place them as they create characters and scenes, describe landscape, and structure their ideas. This word appreciation feast should be helpful whether your love is poetry or prose fiction. Our examples will come from both.
Participants should come to the workshop with pens, pencils, paper and a willingness to talk about their writing and read aloud the work that they create.
The workshop is not suitable for beginners.
Merle Collins, a mesmerising reader, will be reading at Waterstones on FRI 18 NOV. 7pm. Back in the UK to promote the publication of her latest collection of short stories, The Ladies are Upstairs and a new edition of Angel, first published to great acclaim in 1987. Her contributions to Caribbean literature have earned her a special place in the literary history of the English-speaking Caribbean. Her achievements as a poet, fiction writer, literary critic, and teacher span more than fifteen years in London, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and the United States. She is currently Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of Maryland, where she teaches Creative Writing and Caribbean Literature.
Places are limited
Enquiries by email only, or to reserve a place:
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