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Writing otherwise: a kind of loving

GENRE: Starting to Write
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Lumb Bank

Is there such a thing as a gay novel? Must the I/You of love poetry always be imagined as two people of the opposite sex? Do happy fictional marriages have to be heterosexual? If you have thought about some of these questions while reading and writing, then this week could be for you. We look at all the essential tasks of poetry and fiction writing – getting started, staying motivated, shaping language, plot, dialogue and metaphor – but with an eye on sex, gender, sexuality, and the suppleness of artistic conventions. Bring notebooks, a sense of humour, and an open mind!

Single room price: £725
Shared room price: £680

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