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Sat, 29 Jan


Online Zoom

Tales of Transformation | Workshop

Join award winning writer Elizabeth Hopkinson to hear the traditional Breton tale of Bisclavret, a medieval knight with a strange secret ! Then have a go at writing your own tale of transformation, using Bisclavret’s story to help you. Suitable for writers at all levels in including beginners.

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Tales of Transformation | Workshop
Tales of Transformation | Workshop

Time & Location

29 Jan 2022, 11:00 – 13:30 GMT

Online Zoom

About the Event

In this workshop you will use a traditional tale to examine issues and produce a piece of writitng in response.

Part 1

● Introduction

● Listening to the tale of Bisclavret

● Guilty secrets/our dark side

● Through darkness to transformation

Part 2

● Silent victims

● Bisclavret’s journey

● Choice of 3 writing options in response

● Reading back work (optional participation)

Bisclavret can be read as a coming-out story. This could potentially bring up some

difficult experiences, so there is no pressure for anyone to share.

Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is

Elizabeth Hopkinson is the prizewinning author of around 100 short stories and fairy tales. Her crowdfunded collections Asexual Fairy Tales and Asexual Myths & Tales were published by SilverWood Books in 2019/2020.

Elizabeth has appeared at Leeds LGBT+ Literature Festival, and was on Stonewall’s first ace/aro panel. She is a regular at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, where she has taught several courses.

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