Life Writing with Colin Grant
Join Colin Grant, author of Homecoming (BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year) and A Smell of Burning, for this day-long workshop exploring life writing. Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, you’ll discover techniques for researching and writing the lives of others, whether they’re admired cultural icons or those you are closest to. You’ll consider how to bring a personal perspective into biographical writing, and learn how to structure a narrative from that most intricate and compelling of subjects: the lives of real people.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>
Colin Grant is a historian and author of four highly praised books, including Bageye at the Wheel, a memoir about his Jamaican family. He is an Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies and teaches creative non-fiction writing. He has worked as a BBC radio producer and writes for many publications, including the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and New York Review of Books. Website
‘Colin Grant is to be congratulated on this scholarly, well-written account of one of the most bizarre and misunderstood figures in 20th-century history.’ – Ian Thomson, The Telegraph on Negro With a Hat
‘A quietly unforgettable book about innocence and experience, about memory and cruelty – and the cruelty of memory.’ – Sukhdev Sandhu, The Guardian on Bageye At The Wheel
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