01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Online workshop: Overcoming Writer’s Block

£15.00

Date: Wednesday 24 March, 7pm-8.30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity with a practical and motivational session of creative writing with author Paul Burston and writer performer Karen McLeod, in a small group workshop of just 12 people.

Are you looking for ways to access writing that feels all locked up inside of you? We’ll practice techniques to move past the fear, get writing and combat those nagging, negative inner voices, leading to a healthier relationship with your creativity.

Paul Burston is the author of six novels, including The Black Path and The Closer I Get, and editor of two short story collections. Paul is curator and host of award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon Polari and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers.

Karen McLeod is a published author and established writer and performer. She holds an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths University and has developed a series of popular creative writing courses. Her debut novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash won the Betty Trask Award.

This workshop will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.

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Event Details

Date: March 24, 2021

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 08:30 p.m.

Venue: Online

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Unleash your creativity with a practical and motivational online session of creative writing with author Paul Burston and writer performer Karen McLeod.  

Are you looking for ways to access writing that feels all locked up inside of you? We’ll practice techniques to move past the fear, get writing and combat those nagging, negative inner voices, leading to a healthier relationship with your creativity.

Paul Burston is the author of six novels and editor of two short story collections. The Black Path (2016) was his first crime novel and a Number 1 bestseller at WH Smith. The Gay Divorcee (2009) was optioned for TV. Lovers & Losers (2007) was shortlisted for a Stonewall Award. His debut novel Shameless (2001) was shortlisted for the State of Britain Award. Paul is curator and host of award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon Polari at the Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers. In 2016, he featured in the British Council’s Global List of  ‘33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.’ A Rainbow List National Treasure, he is one of the subjects of Alexis Gregory’s verbatim play Riot Act. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and other publications. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4 and often contributes to TV and radio.

Karen McLeod is a published author and established writer and performer. She holds an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths University. Her debut novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash was published by Jonathan Cape, won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Best First Novel Award. Since then, she has been widely published in the milieus of fiction and non-fiction. ​Karen is Writer-in-Residence at the Bookseller Crow Bookshop, London and also the shop’s Literary Events Coordinator. Over the years, she has developed a series of popular Creative Writing courses and workshops which she runs at the bookshop, tours nationwide as well as lecturing for the University of the Arts, Farnham. Karen writes and performs as the comedy character Barbara Brownskirt and, supported by Arts Council England tours UK theatres and comedy venues as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

Additional information

Date

24 March 2021

Time

7pm-8.30pm

Cost

£15

Venue

ONLINE

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