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Haringey Literature Live's Autumn 2019 Writing Programme is now live with a quality quartet of courses to meet all your writing needs. They are offering an incredible range of 6-week workshops from September in Life-Writing (Giovanna Iozzi), the Short story (Kiare Ladner), Poetry (Paul Lyalls) and Ways Into Creative Writing (Sonia Lambert).

All courses are taught by talented, award-winning writers and cost just £99. There are wonderful resources and drop-in sessions to keep students motivated through the week based in the inviting Writing Room in N22 (just a few minutes walk from Wood Green and Alexandra Palace stations.)

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Life writing & memoir: shaping life experience on the page with Giovanna Iozzi

Tuesday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm; dates September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15; cost £99; venue Writing Room

giovanna iozzi 200px‘You must write a memoir as if you’re writing a novel, you have to give it a shape.’ Blake Morrison.

Giovanna returns for another term of her successful life writing course. Over 6 weeks, we will explore how to shape and structure our writing in a compelling and novelistic way. We will learn ways to hook our readers into our story, keep them turning the pages, charm and alarm them with our characters and reveal fascinating, relatable truths about our lives. We will investigate what is meant by a strong voice in memoir and understand how stylistic devices like dialogue, scene building, setting description, and suspense creates a vivid world the reader can disappear inside. As well as reading extracts from published memoirists, nominated students will have the chance to workshop extracts of their writing each week. All levels welcome.

Giovanna Iozzi

Explore Creative Writing with Sonia Lambert

Thursday mornings, 10.30am to 1pm; dates October 3, 10, 17, (half term), 31, November 7, 14 ; cost £99; venue Writing Room

sonia lambertThis course is for anyone who likes the idea of writing creatively, and would like help in identifying their strengths and interests. Over the six sessions we will explore three areas of writing: life writing, short fiction, and poetry. We will look at examples of published work to consider the possibilities of each form, and – through fun workshop exercises in class – we will write our own pieces and share with the group. By the end of session six, students can expect to have generated a range of new work, and to have developed ideas about which writing projects or writing courses courses they might like to embark on next.

Sonia Lambert

Finding the Poem with Paul Lyalls

Monday evenings, 6.45pm to 9.15pm; dates September 30, October 7, 14, (half term), 28, November 4, 11; cost £99; venue Writing Room

paul lyallsComplete beginners to poetry sought! Relative newcomers very welcome! Seasoned poets – come along too! This is a course for anyone who wants to liberate their creativity and immerse themselves in the joy of language. Playful, fun, entertaining, enlightening – explore your word power with Paul Lyalls. A note to prose writers: have you ever wondered what it is like to write in the poetic form? Perhaps you write in prose automatically, but would like to try to use language in another way. If your fiction needs a lift, if your life-writing needs lilt, if your central characters don’t quite sing (or even if they do!) you can free your writing through poetry.

Paul Lyalls

Short Story Workshop with Kiare Ladner

Wednesday evenings, 6.45pm-9.15pm; dates October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4; cost £99; venue Writing Room

kiare ladnerThe short story: liberating to get down, exacting to get right! Over six intensive sessions, we’ll explore the art and craft of the form. We’ll look at your stories, alongside a diverse range by other writers. We’ll discuss what works, how it works, why it works. Come along if you’d like to be inspired, encouraged and challenged in your practice. All levels welcome.

Kiare Ladner

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