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The Change Makers
Writers pushing the boundaries of the form
Salons & Talks —The Change Makers
In 2018 and early 2019, Word Factory is focussing on The Change Makers, an exclusive programme of salons and discussions with writers pushing the boundaries of the short story form, commissioned exclusively by Word Factory in partnership with Arts Council England to share new work and inspiration.
As part of this project, we have also launched our own exclusive limited edition imprint showcasing some of the best UK short story writing talent, The Guillemot Factory, with Guillemot Press and will be celebrating the acclaimed series at our Word Factory day on October 6th at Waterstones Piccadilly with authors Carys Davies, Jessie Greengrass, David Constantine and Adam Marek.
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Masterclasses & Talks
Short Story Course - All 6 Masterclasses
All six workshops with one ticket and it saves you money. Workshop dates: 14 Sept 2019; 12 Oct 2019; 16 Nov 2019; 8 Feb 2020 & 7 Mar 2020.
September 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Course – Masterclass 1
A class exploring how and where to place the details of love and loss within the reality of landscape and the possibilities of the imagination.
September 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Course - Masterclass 2
A workshop exploring where the body fits in our work, how to welcome our own bodies more into our writing, and how to embrace writing as a physical practice.
October 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Course - Masterclass 3
An inspiring afternoon aimed at refreshing your short-story practice through intensive reading as well as writing exercises with one of the UK’s most renowned novelists and short story writers.
November 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Short Story Course - Masterclass 4
Erotic writing has a bad reputation in most circles. People get embarrassed. The so-called ‘learned’ underestimate the skill it takes to do it well.
February 8, 2020 1:30 pm
Short Story Course - Masterclass 5
Come explore different ways you might tell your stories at the points where fiction, poetry, non-fiction and the undefined meet.
March 7, 2020 1:30 pm
Short Story Course - Masterclass 6
In this masterclass we will examine one of literature’s greatest, slightest, strangest and most difficult forms - the humorous short story.
May 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Word Factory Salons
Join us throughout the year at our intimate salons for stories and literary conversation. We guarantee a warm welcome and a glass of wine. All salons are at Waterstones Piccadilly unless otherwise stated.
Sarah will read from her hugely anticipated new collection, Sudden Traveller (Faber) – a haunting series of stories featuring her signature themes of identity, eroticism and existential quest; she will also explore her writing life with Word Factory founder, journalist and poet, Cathy Galvin.
October 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Help us celebrate a fabulous year, working with and being inspired by dazzling writers including Tessa Hadley, Cynan Jones and Sarah Hall. It's time for you, the Word Factory team and all our brilliant apprentice award winners to share a glass and a story in front of the fire at the quirky, beautiful Music Room.
December 4, 2019 6:30 pm
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