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Sat, 19 Sept



Bristol | One Day LGBTQ+ Writers Retreat with Natasha Carthew Q&A

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN WHEN UK LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED. Join other LGBTQ+ writers for a day of writing, sharing and networking. Group Q&A session with guest writer NATASHA CARTHEW.

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Bristol | One Day LGBTQ+ Writers Retreat with Natasha Carthew Q&A
Bristol | One Day LGBTQ+ Writers Retreat with Natasha Carthew Q&A

Time & Location

19 Sept 2020, 10:00 – 16:30

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK

About the Event

Before the Day

About a week before your retreat we'll send you our to-the-point Guide that will help you prepare for and make the most of your day with Out on the Page.

Guest Writer

Natasha Carthew is an award-winning Working Class Writer from Cornwall. She has written two books of poetry, three acclaimed novels for young adults (all published with Bloomsbury) her latest literary adult fiction; ‘All Rivers Run Free’ is published with Riverrun/Quercus and Audible. Her new book ‘Song for the Forgotten’ publishes with National Trust Books June 2020. 

Natasha has written extensively on the subject of what it means to be a Working Class LGBTQ writer and how to ensure authentic voices are represented in fiction, for several publications and programmes, including Writers' & Artists' Yearbook, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian and The Big Issue. In 2020 Natasha is launching the first ‘Working Class Writers festival’. She can be contacted through twitter @natashacarthew and is represented by Lutyens & Rubinstein.

On the Day 

Arrive from 9.30 for a 10 am start. 

Paul BC will facilitate the day which will include:

  • Introductions to the other writers sharing the experience with you
  • The option of a facilitator-led warm-up writing exercise to help you get in the zone.  
  • Scheduled self-led writing sessions.
  • Scheduled and informal opportunities to chat and network with your fellow LGBTQ writers.
  • Drinks and lunch provided.
  • A facilitated Q@A session with our guest writer, with a focus on their experience of emerging as a writer, what worked, what didn't etc.
  • Chance to review, discuss and add to our ever-growing LGBTQ+ Writers' Resource List.

After The Day

Shared contact sheet for those writers who want to keep in touch with each other.

Access to our Members pages and Forum for continued networking and support.

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