Life Writing with Lucy Wadham
Writing about your own experiences, or the lives of others, is a rewarding and compelling creative practice. Join multi-talented author Lucy Wadham (The Secret Life of France, Greater Love, and Castro’s Dream) for a friendly and insightful two-hour online workshop exploring the exciting genre of life writing.
Through a mixture of timed writing exercises and informal group discussion, you will:
- Explore where memory and imagination meet, and how to get the best of both in your writing
- Forage your memory for material, and identify which elements of that material are most likely to engage the reader and why
- Learn writing tips and techniques, as well as which habits to cultivate and which to avoid
This workshop will include time for feedback on your responses to the exercises and is suitable for writers of all levels – whether you are starting writing from scratch or partway through a creative project. The session will take place online via Zoom, with full instructions sent to you in advance.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>
Lucy Wadham is a novelist, non-fiction author, prize-winning screenwriter and playwright who lives between France and the UK. Lucy’s books include Heads and Straights, the best-selling The Secret Life of France, Greater Love, and Castro’s Dream. Lucy’s experiences working in France as an investigative journalist have provided the material for much of her TV work. She has previously been commissioned by the likes of Channel 4 and BBC, and has several works for TV in development, including a drama series loosely based on Lucy’s memoir of growing up off the King’s Road when punk was in full bloom. In 2015, Lucy won the Prix des Spectateurs at the Paris des Femmes Festival for her first play, Parfaite. Lucy is currently commissioned by Glyndebourne to write a new text for a Rossini opera, with director Mariame Clément. A novel, Lost, was shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger Award, and her first book of poems, Fold (Pindrop Press) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Poetry Collection Prize in 2020. She is published in the UK by Faber and Penguin and is represented by The Agency for her Film, Television, Theatre and Opera work.
‘Penetrating insight and dry observation’ – Independent
‘Beautifully clever and intellectually challenging’ – Good Housekeeping
‘Effortless wit and keen intelligence’ – New Statesman