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Mon, 08 Jan



Queer Approaches to Experimental Writing with Juliet Jacques | £150

Queer writing can push the boundaries – of form and content. Join trans writer and filmmaker Juliet for a 6x fortnightly workshop series exploring writing from Oscar Wilde to Akwaeke Emezi, and techniques that you might use in your own writing. Ideal for 'intermediate' and more experienced writers.

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Queer Approaches to Experimental Writing with Juliet Jacques | £150
Queer Approaches to Experimental Writing with Juliet Jacques | £150

Time & Location

08 Jan 2024, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT


About the Event

Workshop dates

Starting Monday 8th January 2024 and running every other Monday until Mon 18th March 2024.  7.30pm- 9.30pm

The Course

You will work on developing your own 1000-3000 word short text during the course.

To be queer is, often, to not fit into traditional expectations around sexuality and gender. Historically, queer authors have taken this sense of outsiderdom and applied it to literary conventions, creating new forms to give expression to their senses of self and society. Through a series of writing exercises and group discussions of writing by Oscar Wilde, Leslie Feinberg, Akwaeke Emezi and others, you will learn tools to make your writing more experimental, in its prose, structure and use of character. The course is aimed at intermediate or advanced writers, who want to bring something different to their work.

  • Attendees will learn some of the history of experimental queer literature
  • Attendees will learn tools to experiment with prose, structure and character
  • Attendees will learn more about literary conventions, and how to challenge them
  • Attendees will have time and space to give and receive peer feedback

As part of the last session, attendees will have the opportunity, if they wish, to share some of the writing they have done during this course.

Partial Bursaries are available for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. If this is you and you want to take part, then email with a few details to

About Juliet

Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker. Her books include Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015) and Variations (Influx, 2021), a short story collection about trans people in Britain. Her journalism, essays and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications; her films have screened in festivals and galleries worldwide.



  • Standard Ticket

    This ticket covers the whole course Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email

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