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Haringey Literature Live's Autumn Programme (Sept-Dec 2019) is now live with a quality selection of courses to meet all your writing needs. They are offering a range of 6-week workshops in: Life-Writing, the Short Story, Poetry, Ways Into Creative Writing and the return of a Writing Boot Camp to finish and finesse your project! Full details of the courses and tutors.

All courses are taught by experienced, award-winning writers and cost just £99. They are suitable for all levels and ages, from beginners to practiced writers. There are wonderful resources and drop-in sessions to keep students motivated through the week based in the inviting, inclusive Writing Room in N22, just a few minutes walk from Wood Green & Alexandra Palace Stations.

Read some fantastic feedback from students,like this below:

'A fantastic resource for anyone who loves writing at any level. I was truly amazed to discover so much going on. A comfortable, well resourced Writing Room nestling between a collection of interesting artist studios. The key thing that makes it work so well, from my perspective, is the warm, supportive, co-ordination that truly links the participants to a range of experiences on their own individual creative or perhaps well-being journey'. Barbara, writing student, 2019

Book early so you don’t miss out! by emailing: .

Full details at haringeyliteraturelive.com/autumn-course.

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


Prioritise Your Writing Project Part 2 with Alison Chandler

Fridays, 12.30pm to 3pm; starting September, dates TBC; cost £99; venue Writing Room; back by popular demand!

The 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.

Excited at the idea of giving your work in progress some well-deserved focus? Then join us for six weeks of intensive writing and feedback designed to take your work to the next level.

* We will set individual goals and encourage each other to achieve them
* We will write in and out of the Writing Room
* We will share our writing in small, supportive groups, receiving and giving detailed notes, and learning from each other

This workshop-based course is ideal if you want to make major headway with your writing project whether you’re working on a novel, a memoir or a short story collection. You should be able to commit to writing daily throughout the course and to giving, as well as receiving, thoughtful feedback over the six weeks we are together. It is important to attend all the sessions.

Your tutor, Alison Chandler, has over five years’ experience supporting writers on the road to completing their manuscripts, and has produced three novels of her own.

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