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Creative Saturday with Andrew Hankinson

Creative Saturday with Andrew Hankinson

Getting Creative With Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction is a field in which the tools of the novel are applied to real stories. The most important rule is everything must be true. 

The great thing about creative nonfiction is that writers can make use of a world that already exists, while also being able to experiment with style and flair.

In this workshop, writers will be guided through the process of making creative nonfiction using material from a true story. The material will be in various forms and introduced at various stages, until a story is crafted. Writers will then experiment with how to make the story as captivating as possible.

Feedback - if you’d like to submit work arising from the workshop for feedback from Andrew, you are invited to submit up to 2,500 words of prose, 120 lines of poetry or equivalent by Saturday 20th November 2021 .  For a fee of £50, you will receive annotated comments on your manuscript plus a general 1-page report. Feedback will be returned to you by Saturday 4th December 2021.

Andrew Hankinson is a freelance journalist and award-winning nonfiction author. His most recent book is Don’t applaud. Either laugh or don’t. (At the Comedy Cellar.), which was described by the Atlantic as 'superb'. Andrew teaches creative writing at Newcastle University.

Course fee: £35

Please note this workshop is delivered 'present in person' and that covid-secure policies and proceedures are in place.

In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled, a full refund will be given. Otherwise refunds are not available.

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences