Why Your Writing Is Broken & How to Fix It

Date Thursday 15 June 2023
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price£22 | £20

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Why Your Writing Is Broken & How to Fix It

Belfast Book Festival

Join Belfast-based writer Jan Carson for this interactive and informative workshop focusing in on the mistakes almost every writer makes and how to avoid making them in your own writing.

There’ll be space to look at how you approach the act of writing, identifying areas where you could significantly improve upon your creative process, as well as time set aside to explore where your writing’s going wrong on a sentence by sentence basis.

This workshop will be incredibly practical, easy to understand and full of hard-learnt advice. All participants should come with a working draft of a piece of writing they’re keen to edit.

The workshop is particularly aimed at prose fiction writers but there will be something in it for everyone.

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast. She specialises in engagement with older people. She has published three novels, two micro-fiction collections, and two short story collections. Her novel The Fire Starters won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019. Jan also won the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition (2016) and was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award (2020) and An Post Irish Short Story of the Year (2021). Her work has been translated into multiple languages. Jan’s latest novel, The Raptures was published by Doubleday in early 2022 and was shortlisted for both the An Post Irish Novel of the Year and Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Awards 2022.

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