How I Write: Helen Oyeyemi | Q&A and Reading | Arvon
How I Write: Helen Oyeyemi

How I Write: Helen Oyeyemi

Q&A and Reading
  • Helen Oyeyemi
Date Wednesday August 21st 2024, 19:15 - 20:15 BST
Location Online

Helen Oyeyemi’s books include What Is Not Yours Is Not YoursGingerbread, and Parasol Against the Axe. She’s a recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award and PEN’s Open Book Award, and her novel Peaces was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.

In this session, Helen will be reading from Parasol Against the Axe, her new genre-bending novel in which the city of Prague narrates itself.

Join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their desk (or maybe the kitchen table). And the best part? At the end, you get to ask them questions about their words, pick their brains on craft, and learn more about the business of writing. This session will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

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I feel much more confident about short stories now! In such a short time I feel I was given such a great overview and the reader/tutor was so generous with their feedback and knowledge.
— How I Write participant
Very lovely. It had an intimate feeling despite it being a Zoom event and all of us being in different places.
— How I Write participant
"What a brilliant reading. It was intimate and moving and very listener friendly. I loved it and will be back for more."
— How I Write Participant



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