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Writing Workshop Storykin: Finding Your Writing DNA

Working-Class Writers Festival

Zoom  |  Free

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Due to personal circumstances, this workshop will now take place online. The zoom link will be shared once you've booked your ticket.

In this workshop acclaimed author Carmen Marcus will guide you through tracing your storykin, tracking the lessons we’ve learned from them and understanding how they’ve shaped how we write, to create a unique piece that is true to your intuitive knowledge of story.

‘As a working class writer I know that the most compelling story tellers are not published authors, for me they were Dad when he was working in the bait house, Mum when she finished work, Aunty Nell at funerals.  It was from these story tellers that I learned she shape of story, the pace, how to hold suspense, how to get a laugh, and most importantly the rhythm of a spoken language that sparked without formal rules. Throughout my life I’ve encountered story tellers in the places I’ve worked and visited, who have an intuitive knowledge of how story works, but they will never appear in books.’ Carmen Marcus

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Carmen Marcus lives and writes in the strange Victorian town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea on the wild North Yorkshire coast. As the daughter of an Irish mother and Yorkshire fisherman her writing pulls together the magical and the practical; the lyrical and the visceral. Her debut novel How Saints Die was published with Harvill Secker in 2017. It won New Writing North’s Northern Promise Award as a work in progress and was long listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize in 2018. How Saints Die was also selected for Read Regional 2018. Carmen is an experienced practitioner in creative writing and regularly runs workshops and delivers talks about writing and the industry across the country.

photo credit: kev howard

Booking Information

Due to personal circumstances, this workshop will now take place online. The zoom link will be shared once you’ve booked your ticket.

Booking is managed by Watershed’s Box Office. Book online or call 0117 927 5100.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. 

Image: Kimberley Farmer, Unsplash

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