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Online Book Group for Writers

Online Book Group for Writers

Online Book Group for Writers

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A relaxed and informal online book group exploring contemporary and classic texts.

  • Live and Interactive
  • Personal Feedback
  • Led by Industry Experts
  • Learn from Anywhere
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Description

Explore your literary horizons.

Our monthly Online Book Group for Writers is a place for bookworms and the book-curious in a curated online environment.

Set over six months, with a syllabus of both modern and classic texts, you’ll explore the author and their work via lively mini lectures, group discussion and debate.

Book Group is the perfect platform for avid readers to articulate your taste, broaden your horizons, and discover new ideas.

Online Book Group for Writers runs alongside our regular monthly Writing Club for writers keen to share new material.

1

Begin

with an overview of key literary movements and the authors in this series.
2

Learn

about new authors, and ‘try out’ new genres in a curated virtual setting.
3

Discover

a deeper understanding of your reading taste through group discussion and debate.
4

Enjoy

a fast-growing community of like-minded people led by a creative professional.
You will need
  • A device with Camera and Microphone
  • The book of the month to hand – details on the books required are listed below

A note on participation: Enhancing these skills requires practical and active participation. As this is an interactive, group online writing class all students will be required to have their videos turned on.

Reading List for 2021

Each month this group comes together to discuss a specific novel.  The list of literary works we will be exploring together is detailed here. To make the most of our live, interactive sessions please read all or most of the novel before that monthly session.

MAR 21
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

Writing romance (that isn’t romance)

APR 21
The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas
The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas

Writing multiple perspectives

MAY 21
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

Writing an unreliable narrator

JUN 21
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Animal Farm, George Orwell

Writing satire

JUL 21
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

Writing compelling women (even if you are man)

AUG 21
Push, Sapphire
Push, Sapphire

Writing complex characters

SEP 21
The Iceberg, Marion Coutts
The Iceberg, Marion Coutts

Writing autobiographically

OCT 21
Another Country, James Baldwin
Another Country, James Baldwin

Writing identity

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18 Sep - 19 FebSat11:00-13:002 hours (1 session per month)Melanie SpencerOnline
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