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Romesh Gunesekera joins House of Stories

SUNDAYS 19th Feb and 4th March 2012: 11.00-16.00


The Library will be the setting for a group of interwoven stories involving famous characters from other books, famous writers, librarians, readers, users of the library. DAY ONE will include writing exercises to generate ideas; a visit to the book stack to choose a book to inspire you; working alone and with others on stories and characters

TWO WEEKS to work on your stories with other members online

DAY TWO pulling stories together, editing and enhancing; designing the digital and print elements,

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.  Open to all, but when you book please send an example of your writing (no more than 1,000 words) and a letter about your interest in collaboration and digital production.

THE WORKSHOP is for writers at all levels of experience and we also welcome those with related skills such as song writing, art, video, web design etc.

ROMESH GUNESEKERA is  the author of  Reef, (shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize), The Sandglass, (winner of the inaugural BBC Asia Award), Heaven’s EdgeMonkfish Moon, (both New York Times Notable Books of the Year) and The Match, published in 2006.  He has run highly acclaimed writing workshops around the world.

Granta Books relaunched his first three books in September 2011 and Bloomsbury will be publishing his new novel, The Prisoner of Paradise, in February 2012.

CHRIS MEADE is the Director of if:book the think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age, an author of plays, comedy, blogs and digital literature including , and was previously CEO of Booktrust and the Poetry Society.


Participant fees:  £95 for both workshops, or £60 a session. Payable in advance.



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