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10am - 12pm
Join Natasha Pulley, bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks, for an intensive creative writing class.
World building is one of the foundation stones of good writing. But it’s also one of the most difficult. How do you bring places to life — modern ones, historical ones, or even more difficult, ones you’ve made up? In this workshop, you’ll look at real and imaginary geographies, how to embed them in narratives, and what effect a sense of place has on character and plot. Come ready to write and debate. All abilities welcome.
Natasha Pulley studied English at Oxford and then Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. After working very briefly as a bookseller and then in academic publishing, she moved to Tokyo on a scholarship from the Daiwa Foundation, where she learned Japanese. Her first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was published in 2015; her second, The Bedlam Stacks, in 2017. As part of the research for the latter, she spent three months learning Spanish in Peru, courtesy of a grant from the Society of Authors and a Betty Trask award. Her forthcoming title, Pepperharrow, is due in early 2020.
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