Workshop

The art of narrative non-fiction with Sonia Faleiro

Saturday 26 February
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
10am - 1pm
£45 / £35 conc

How to pitch, report, and write a compelling story

Have you ever wondered how to pitch a narrative non-fiction story? And, once your pitch has been accepted, what are the next steps? Once you’ve got your story, how do you ensure that it’s a compelling read that will keep your reader with you? Sonia Faleiro, journalist and author of the critically acclaimed The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing, will answer these questions and more in this three-hour writing workshop.

As part of a small group of no more than 15 participants, Sonia will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions on the art of writing narrative non-fiction. Taking you from pitch to publication, this workshop is suitable for writers at any stage of their non-fiction practice, including those who haven’t written narrative non-fiction before. 

Please note: This workshop is scheduled to take place at National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, in Norwich. However, should circumstances change, we can move it to an online format (via Zoom).

Bursary places

One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply →

Covid-19 precautions

We have COVID health and safety guidelines in place for moving around the building and refreshments, including the wearing of masks which can be removed once sat in the workshop. The workshop will take place in a well-ventilated room with spaced seating/one table per participant. We ask that anyone able to scans in via the Track and Trace app, and we will retain contact details for those who do not have smart phones.

About Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro is the author of The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (2021), now available from Grove Atlantic, Bloomsbury UK, Penguin Random House India and Penguin Random House Canada. The New York Times said, ‘The Good Girls is transfixing.’ A second review in the paper called it ‘gorgeous.’ The Wall Street Journal called The Good Girls a ‘riveting, sometimes astonishing work of forensic journalism.’ And the Financial Times described it as ‘a gripping real life mystery.’

Sonia is also the author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars, which was named a book of the year by the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Economist, NPR and Time Out, and a novella, The Girl. Her writing has received support from the Pulitzer Centre, The Investigative Fund, The Society of Authors Foundation’ and K Blundell Trust, and The Royal Literary Fund. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper’s, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, and MIT Technology Review. Sonia is the founder of the literary mentorship program South Asia Speaks and the co-founder of  Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists. In April 2021, she created Artists for India, an author-led initiative to raise funds for India during the covid crisis. 

Image (c) Jonathan Ring

The Good Girls is a riveting—sometimes astonishing—work of forensic journalism.’ – The Wall Street Journal

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How to pitch, report, and write a compelling story Have you ever wondered how to pitch a narrative non-fiction story? And, once your pitch has been accepted, what are the next steps? Once you’ve got your story, how do you ensure that it’s a compelling read that will keep your reader with you? Sonia Faleiro, […]

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