A novel in 90 minutes? - If only! But we will take a whistle stop tour of the key ingredients of prose fiction in an intensive session with some practical exercises to do on the spot, and begin to think towards strategies for getting your work published. More suitable for those who are already writing fiction or memoir, but beginners are welcome too.
About Zoe Strachan
Zoë is the author of three novels: Ever Fallen in Love, Spin Cycle and Negative Space (Picador). The latter won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Her short stories and essays have been included in numerous journals and anthologies, she contributes journalism to various newspapers and magazines and her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3. She has received various residencies and fellowships including a Hawthornden Fellowship, UNESCO City of Literature residency at the National Museum of Scotland, a Hermann Kesten Stipendium (Germany), and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship (France). Recent works for theatre are ‘Panic Patterns’ (with Louise Welsh, Citizen’s Theatre and BBC Radio Scotland) and ‘Old Girls’ (which opened the 2009/10 season of A Play, a Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor in Glasgow). Her short opera Sublimation (with composer Nick Fells) toured Scotland in May 2010 with Scottish Opera before going to Cape Town, South Africa in November 2010. She has taught on the Creative Writing Programme at Glasgow University since 2003 and is currently working on a major new project for Scottish Opera.