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New Writing Workshops: Storyworlds with novelist Amy Lilwall

2020 is the year in which dystopian fiction became our ‘new normal’. So how do we make sense of this strange new world? Reading, writing and telling the stories of our time is a good place to start.

We’ve just added another free workshop to our summer schedule of online writing courses for young creatives. In this masterclass with dystopian novelist Amy Lilwall, you’ll learn how to build worlds through your creative writing. In doing so, you’ll explore the space between an imagined future and our present reality.

The focus of the Storyworlds creative writing session for 16-22-year-olds at 5pm on Wednesday July 15th will be on world building, and asking questions such as;

  • How can we use current changes in our society (COVID-19, climate disaster, protests) as a provocation? 
  • What does your storyworld look like? 
  • Why has your character been chosen to interact with this world?

Amy Lilwall, author The Biggerers, lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Lincoln, and eternal optimist, will guide you as you explore the technical aspects of writing and world building. You’ll also have time to write over the two hours, with helpful prompts set by Amy. 

Register for your place on Eventbrite here by 1pm on Wednesday July 15th. 

Feedback from our last course with Amy Lilwall: 

‘Amazing speakers – inspiring and informative.’ Lily

‘I enjoyed this thoroughly.’ Paige 

‘It was fun to bridge writing with a subject like physics that’s usually not connected to writing at all.’ Oliver 

‘I loved the combination of science and creativity.’ Bethany 

‘I feel inspired to get involved in more creative writing workshops.’ Chloe 

See some of the work that our previous workshop attendees created here

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From our head-tilting quarterly journal, to our workshops and events, everything we do is designed to offer insight, opportunity and access for the individuals and businesses interested in shaping what publishing means today and tomorrow.

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