Workshop

Writing memorable characters with Eva Verde – fully booked!

Saturday 29 January
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
10am - 12.30pm
£45 / £35 conc

Every person has a story. Every story deserves to be told. Join Eva Verde, author of Lives Like Mine, for a friendly workshop on using your unique experiences to create authentic and memorable character-driven fiction.

In this workshop, Eva will guide you through exercises and discussion points that will help you to:

  • Create authentic characters that readers will connect with;
  • Make use of your own experiences in writing fiction;
  • Believe in your story as only you can tell it

Whether you’re in the early stages of a short story or novel, or are perfecting your draft manuscript, this workshop will give you the skills and confidence to create the fully-rounded and relatable characters that will drive your story forward and win the hearts of your readers.

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).

Fully booked!

To join the waiting list for this workshop please email info@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

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 Eva Verde

Eva Verde is a writer from Forest Gate, East London. She is of dual heritage. Identity and class are recurring themes throughout her work as she studies towards an MA in Prose Fiction. Her love song to libraries, ’I Am Not Your Tituba’, forms part of Kit De Waal’s Common People: An Anthology of Working-Class Writers with Unbound and her short story, ‘Purpose’, is included in The Reading Agency’s anthology, Stories to Make You Smile. Eva’s debut novel, Lives Like Mine, was published by Simon and Schuster in June 2021.

‘A bittersweet story of longing and self-discovery, of deceit and regret. Visceral, authentic and funny, Eva’s prose reads like something between a conversation and a confession. An exciting new voice and a joy to read’ – Kit de Waal

‘Eva’s writing breaks new ground in a confident and original voice, with a sharp eye for detail, wonderful characterisation and some seriously badass humour’ – Yvvette Edwards, author of the Booker Prize-longlisted novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats

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Every person has a story. Every story deserves to be told. Join Eva Verde, author of Lives Like Mine, for a friendly workshop on using your unique experiences to create authentic and memorable character-driven fiction. In this workshop, Eva will guide you through exercises and discussion points that will help you to: Create authentic characters […]

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