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Creative Saturday: The Protagonist

Saturday 4 May 2024, 10:00 - 16:00
Percy Building, Newcastle University

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‘It’s not all Jayne Eyre out there,’ Susan Isaacs

Invent vigorous, morally ambiguous protagonists who make choices, take actions and then must endure the consequences. Disruptive protagonists, misguided protagonists with depth, complexity, secrets, and a hint of darkness make the reader sit up and take notice. In a series of character-based exercises, discover and develop the flaws that will make your protagonists hard to ignore.

Margaret Wilkinson has been a senior lecturer on the MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University for over fourteen years. She writes script for both stage and radio, is a prose writer, mentor and regular contributor to Mslexia. Margaret gained her PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Course fee: £40

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