photograph Creative Writing Workshop: Helen Oyeyemi, The ‘I’ That Tells a Story

Part of the NCLA Festival of Belonging

Winner of the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award and writer of novels including The Icarus Girl, White is for Witching, and Mr Fox, we’re delighted to welcome Helen Oyeyemi as resident writer at NCLA during April and May. In this workshop Helen will look at how claims relating to family, vocation or surroundings influence the sense of self that a narrator communicates. The workshop will explore the ways in which the ‘I’ within a story may temporarily abandon itself, its era, its gender, its location, and what effects this creates.

Tickets for this workshop are priced at £15/£12 (concessions). You can find tickets for all of our events and workshops at our webstore. Alternatively, please contact Melanie Birch for further details:, 0191 208 7619.

Helen will also be leading a workshop on ‘belonging’ at the Hexham Book Festival on 25th April 1pm - 3pm. For more information please see the Hexham Book Festival website.

published on: 1st April 2012

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