Writing About Place with Helen Jukes
1 day course
Day and time: Saturday 11 – 5pm
Dates: 22nd February 2020
Venue: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB
Cost: £75, £70 conc.
Whether you’re a writer of fiction or nonfiction or just interested in the topic, this course will help you rethink the role that ‘place’ has in your writing and equip you with the tools to explore it afresh. Through a series of classroom exercises, group discussions and field experiments, we’ll re-approach familiar environments and experiment with new ones. Looking at how writers past and present have found ways of re-describing the city, we’ll bring a different attention to our immediate surroundings, and the many stories that they hold.
Writers of all levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a raincoat if needed; we’ll be outdoors for part of the day.
About the Tutor:
Helen Jukes’ writing has appeared in BBC Wildlife, Caught by the River, The Junket, Port Magazine and others. Her first book, A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, a memoir of bees and beekeeping, is published in the UK (by Simon and Schuster), Europe, Australia and America. She teaches on the creative writing programme at Oxford University, and lives on the edge of the Peak District.