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The National Creative Writing Graduate Fair

The NCWGradFair returns to Manchester Metropolitan University on the 3rd November 2017 - tickets available now! A number of Peepal Tree writers and friends will be involved. Check out the following key events:
Writing Crime Fiction: Structure, Characters and Principles
​with Jacob Ross
Author of the Jhalak Prize winning crime novel The Bone Readers, Jacob Ross hopes to help you solve the mystery that is writing a successful crime novel. He'll be focusing particularly on plot structure and procedure, genre principles, and guidelines for strong character development.

Say Goodbye to Stage Fright: Performing your Work
​with Afshan D'souza-Lodhi

Do you struggle with reading your work aloud in front of an audience? Do you find readings more terrifying that writing? This workshop, led by poet Afshan D'souza-Lodhi will help you to become comfortable with a mic, being on stage and reading your words in front of people. Bring a short text, poetry or script that you would like to become more confident in reading. If you don't have one, don't worry there will be plenty of texts you can chose from. 

Meet the Shape-Shifters: Identifying the Correct Form for your Idea

Variety is the spice of life, and many writers seamlessly shift between novels, poetry, short stories, memoir and more. But does the form follow the idea, or vice versa? Meet the authors leading the way in form-jumping, and hear their advice on identifying the perfect fit. Featuring poet, prose-writer and performer Sai Murray, award-winning novelist and short story writer Irenosen Okojie, and poet and scriptwriter Anjum Malik.

Balancing Act: Living and Working as a Writer

Himself novelist Jess Kidd, Guest novelist SJ Bradley, and poet Adam Lowe will be discussing the delicate art of achieving the perfect work-life balance, whilst also finding time to write: a sometimes impossible seeming task. Panellists will share their own journeys to publication, offering practical advice and new perspectives on how to earn a living as a writer.

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