How To Write A Book In A Day
Hear how some of our very best contemporary authors manage to translate what’s in their heads and hearts to the page
With Raymond Antrobus, Paul Farley, Ross Raisin, Nikita Lalwani, Alice Jolly, Nikesh Shukla, Sharlene Teo, Lucy Caldwell and friends. Hosted by Kate Clanchy.
‘Everyone has a book in them’, they say. But not everyone manages to write it.
In one day, hear how some of our very best contemporary authors manage to translate what is in their heads to the page, so wonderfully. Building on the inaugural 2019 sessions, guests will include Paul Farley, Ross Raisin, Nikita Lalwani, Alice Jolly, Nikesh Shukla, Sharlene Teo and Lucy Caldwell and authors shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.
Session one 11.30 – 12.45 Voice: First person or third; single voice or chorus; reliable or unreliable; myth-busting
Session two 13.15 – 14.30 Form: Fiction, short or long; Non-fiction, narrative or episodic; poetry, essays, polemic. What do you want to say?
Session three 14.45 – 16.00 Plotting: methodical; let the characters dictate the story; divine inspiration. How do the panel work?
Bonus session 16.15 – 17.15 The Rathbones Folio Mentorships: featuring Rathbones Folio mentors Nikesh Shukla, Alice Jolly, Sharlene Teo and Lucy Caldwell, and their mentees: gifted young students who have experienced unique, one-to-one mentorship over the course of a school year, in association with First Story.
|Name:||How to Write a Book in a Day: The Rathbones Folio Sessions 2020|
The British Library
96 Euston Road
|Price:||Full Price: £16.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Senior (60+): £14.00
Young Person (18-25): £8.00
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