We are delighted that Faber author, BBC National Short Story Award winner, and long-time Reader favourite Clare Wigfall is offering a new round of her ever-popular writing workshop. With over a decade of teaching experience, Clare has developed a method that guarantees to inspire your imagination and consistently brings extraordinary results. Whether you are an experienced writer or a total beginner, her intention is to break down the barriers that inhibit, so that the creative process can come naturally. Under her gentle guidance, this perfectly-structured course will allow you to develop a body of new work and experiment with different techniques. You’ll be amazed at what you produce. By design, this course does not include a formal workshopping element, but does allow for opportunities to share your work. You’ll also be introduced to inspirational and thought-provoking fiction by established authors and will have a chance to hone your critical skills through group discussion of these texts. Clare’s workshops have a proven track record of inspiring her students to produce award-winning, publishable writing, and the final workshop will discuss practical tips for taking your writing further. This course will work you hard and provide challenges and surprises, but it also promises lots of fun and laughter, as well as much stimulation and encouragement from the others in the group.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. This course was previously titled Kickstart Your Imagination.
A graduate of the prestigious UEA Masters Programme, Clare has taught writing workshops all over Europe, including for the Arvon Foundation, the BBC, and Bard College Berlin; she is approachable, generous with her experience, and her teaching has an energy that never fails to inspire her students. Suitable for advanced writers to total beginners, this special workshop series guarantees to inspire. It also offers an unbeatable opportunity to work with an author described as “so good she gives you chills” (The Guardian) and the author of tales “sorrowful, disturbing and darkly beautiful” (London Review of Books). Her debut story collection The Loudest Sound and Nothing was published by Faber and Faber to critical acclaim in 2007 and the following year its opening story was given the BBC National Short Award. She is currently completing a new collection of stories and is under commission following that to write a novel set in early 20th century British Malaya. Clare has recently returned from an eight-month residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. In the spring of this year, Edition Solitude published a German translation of selected stories from her first collection entitled Alles, was ich über Zahlen weiss.