Advanced Fiction and Memoir Masterclass with Professor Aminatta Forna (Bath Spa University)
Posted on March 19, 2021
Writers! The eminent novelist, memoirist, and essayist, Aminatta Forna is back this spring to host an Advanced Fiction and Memoir Masterclass! It will be held between April 12th – 23rd 2021 and includes a series of six, one hour, small-group masterclass sessions. These will cover writing craft, publication, technical application, and time to ask questions. This course also includes a manuscript review by Aminatta of 5,000-6,000 words of a work-in-progress and a one-hour personalised feedback session offering advice on your writing or achieving your goals in the industry. There are spaces for only eight writers, to ensure the workshop fully supports each participant.
Monday 12th April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Introduction: Getting Started as a Writer
Wednesday 14th April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Refinements in Perspective
Friday 16th April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Characters Development
Monday 19th April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Writing Convincing Dialogue
Wednesday 21st April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Write and Rewrite: Transforming the First Draft into the Finished Manuscript
Friday 23rd April 2pm – 3pm EST/ 7pm-8pm BST: Towards Publication
Applying for a place:
To apply for a place, send a 2,000 word extract of your work in progress by 12pm BST on Thursday, 1st April for review by Aminatta Forna.
Please submit your writing via this Google Form. For writers whose email addresses are incompatible with Google Forms, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application in a different format.
All applicants will be contacted by Wednesday, 7th April. Successful applicants will then receive joining instructions and payment details.
This opportunity is valued at £2,000 and is being offered at the reduced cost of £1,000 to members and friends of GALA.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com and include ‘Masterclass Query’ in the subject line.