Writing Weird Fiction

26th August 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Are you a writer with offbeat, 'difficult-to-categorise' story ideas?  Come and find your fellow writers and develop your skills at Kirsty Logan's evening workshop on writing weird things. 

There are so many brilliant books that are that little bit out of step with those you’d typically associate as belonging to a particular genre, and if you consider yourself to be writing one of your own then this masterclass really is for you! We’ll look at what it means to be producing writing that’s destined for the slipstream between literary fiction and genre fiction: how to do it well, how to stay true to your ideas… but also how to give your book the best chance of market appeal.’ Through a combination of practical advice, discussion, and writing exercises, Kirsty will show you how to create characters, structures, and settings that go beyond the familiar and don't fit neatly into classification. 

There will be approx. 15 minutes reserved for Q&A at the end of the workshop. If you'd like to submit a question to Kirsty in advance, please send it to writersandartists@bloomsbury.com.

*This event is now sold out*

Speaker profiles
Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan’s latest book is Things We Say in the Dark; she is the author of three short story collections, two novels (and two more scheduled for publication), two flash fiction chapbooks, a short memoir, and several collaborative works with musicians and visual artists. Her writing has been optioned for TV, adapted for stage, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. Her next publication is an original audio novel with a full cast and sound design for Audible, The Sound at the End. When asked what sort of things she writes, she can never give a straight answer.

Booking & payment

The workshop fee of £30 (incl. VAT) is payable in full online.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.

Event materials will be made available to attendees for a time-limited period after the event at the author's discretion.

Please note that payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services. Contact W&A Admin on writersandartists@bloomsbury.com so that we can find a payment schedule that works for you.

 

Accessible to All

It’s of real importance to Writers & Artists that our events and courses remain accessible to all.

  • Writers & Artists has made up to five bursary places available for this event as part of our accessibility scheme. Please visit our bursaries page for further information about how to apply. All bursary applications must have been submitted for consideration by Sunday 22nd August.
  • At the author’s discretion, event materials will be made available to attendees after the masterclass.
  • A link to a recording of the masterclass will be circulated after the event. This will be made available to event attendees only, and for a time-limited period.
  • This event will include written text and visuals. Please contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements to be sure all documents appear in a format that works for you.
  • If you’d like to attend but have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, then please email AccessWA@bloomsbury.com

Location

Online

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