Putting the Narrative in Non-Fiction with Luke Turner

Saturday 5 October
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
10.00 - 12.30
£ 45.00 - £35.00 conc

Explore ways of moving between the personal and the bigger picture in narrative non-fiction in this workshop with Luke Turner.

The best works of non-fiction find ways to connect the author – and the reader – to the biggest stories, events, discoveries and questions.

In this workshop led by Luke Turner (author of Men at War and the Wainwright prize shortlisted Out of the Woods), we’ll discover how to ground your reader by using the self as the bedrock for your narrative, helping your non-fiction come fully alive. Together, we’ll look at the ways elements of craft and form can pull the reader into a story, and explore the ways you can tease the narrative out of your research, finding the points of connection inside the facts to create a compelling and engaging work of non-fiction.


Part of NCW Academy

Luke Turner

Luke Turner’s second book Men At War is a critically-acclaimed account of masculinity and sexuality during the Second World War and how the conflict impacts our culture today. Turner’s first book Out Of The Woods, a memoir of desire, faith and an exploration of human identity within ‘nature’ and London’s Epping Forest, was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize. He is co-founder of online music and arts magazine The Quietus and has contributed to the Guardian, Observer, Telegraph, Vice, Dazed, NME and the BBC, among other publications and broadcasters.


NCW Academy Bursary Programme

There is one bursary space available for this workshop.

You are eligible to apply for an NCW bursary if:

  • You are a full-time student or pensioner
  • You are in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance, Disability Benefits, Income Support, Universal Credit or Working Tax Credits
  • You have an income of less than £18,000 per year
  • If none of these apply but you feel you are still eligible, you may be asked to submit a signed declaration outlining your circumstances.

To apply for the bursary placement, email [email protected] with the name of the course/workshop you would like to attend. Please also attach one of the following proofs of low income listed here.

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