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The Kitchen Table Writer

Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright.  She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature.  She teaches creative writing on the Masters Degree at Oxford University. Her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was a Walter Scott Prize recommended novel for 2109, was on the longlist for the Ondaatje Prize 2019 and was runner up for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019.

Whose story is it anyway?

Good writing is not just about story. It is also about finding the best way to tell the story. Whose voice is heard and who is silenced? In this workshop for writers of fiction, short fiction and memoir we’ll demonstrate how finding the right voice can move your writing from average to exceptional.

Look, look and look again

Have you ever wondered why one writer grips you immediately and another bores you rigid? It’s all in the detail – and the detail and the detail. In this workshop, we’ll try out some practical exercises which will help you choose those few words which will set your writing alight. No experience necessary.

Suitable for writers of fiction, non-fiction and journalism.

Note: These are practical workshops in which we will be doing writing exercises. So people need to come with a pen and paper.