Invitation to Training Workshop - Writing From Life
In Cooperation with Palestine Writing Workshop, Zajel Youth Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department invites you to join the training workshop on:
"Writing From Life"
For the British Pakistani Novelist: Mohammad Hanif
The writer in residence for January of Palestine Writing Workshop
Wednesday, January 26
From 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm
About the Workshop: This fiction workshop focuses on how to use real life characters, situations and landscapes in your stories. It will use excerpts from novels learn how real becomes unreal and teach writers to identify real life scenarios, characters and landscapes to use in fiction while thinking about the ethics of using real lives in fiction. Students will begin to listen to the voice in your head and use it to tell a story. In addition to writing, learning to critically read and edit one's own writing as well as give and take constructive feedback from fellow writers are important components of the class.
Most writers find it hard to edit their own work. In this workshop; we'll try and learn how to read your own material, how to rewrite it. Bring a short piece of fiction/non fiction, read it in the workshop and then rewrite it. If you haven't yet written anything, bring a piece by someone else you really like, read it to the workshop and let's see what we can learn from it.
With Writer in Residence Mohammed Hanif who was born in Okara, Pakistan. After leaving the Pakistan Air Force Academy to pursue a career in journalism, he worked for Newsline, India Today, and The Washington Post. He has written plays for the stage and screen, including a critically acclaimed BBC drama and the feature film The Long Night. Hanif is a graduate of University of East Anglia’s creative writing programme. He is currently head of BBC’s Urdu Service and lives in London.
The workshop's language: English
If you are interested, apply here: http://palestineworkshop.org/en/register
Palestine Writing Workshop & Zajel Youth Exchange Program