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Turning to the Page; Writing Class 2

Tuesday 5th February 2013; 7pm,
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow.

‘Turning to the Page’ Writing Class by Chiew-Siah Tei


Chiew-Siah Tei holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Film Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her work ranges over fiction and drama. Chiew’s first book, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes (Picador, 2008), was listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Best Scottish Fiction Prize; the title won Malaysia’s Readers’ Choice Award.

Don’t worry if you missed parts one, two, and three; writers of all levels can benefit from Chiew’s perspective on the art, and her practical approach allows for useful feedback and audience discussion. The fourth and concluding part of her series promises to bring together the tips and techniques learned earlier, culminating in fun and beneficial exercises.

This short course introduces aspiring writers to the principles of the craft, examining key aspects of imaginative writing (character creation, narrative structures, etc.) and encouraging participants to develop their own ideas and voice. The workshops also require participants to write in a variety of genres, developing ideas from one genre and applying these in another. You may drop in to any session which suits your particular needs.

Session 2: Who Owns the Story?

We will study the different types of point of view and narrative voice, and how to decide on which to use in your story.

Tickets: £6 (£3 for SWC members and concessions).

This is the second of four sessions; the remaining take place on February 26th and March 19th.

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