Full fee: £20.00 | Over 65s: £18.00 | Benefit: £16.00
Tutor: Stefan Mohamed
This is an online workshop. Please check material lists section below for extra details. Creating a memorable character is one of the most important aspects of writing a story - arguably the most important. How many stories have we read that fell flat because we were given no reason to invest in the main character? Without the anchor point of a dynamic and interesting protagonist, the most tightly plotted narrative with the most fluent and fluid prose can feel ultimately hollow. In this in-depth workshop, join novelist and poet Stefan Mohamed to explore the importance of character when planning a story. Stefan will share his experience of developing characters for his four published books, detailing his process and the lessons he has learned over more than 15 years of novel writing. The workshop will also include time for students to write, and a period of discussion where tutor and students can offer feedback. Stefan Mohamed graduated from Kingston University in 2010 with a first class degree in creative writing. Later that year, he won the Sony Reader Award for Unpublished Writers, a category of the Dylan Thomas Prize, for his novel Bitter Sixteen. The book was published in 2015 by Salt Publishing, followed by its sequels Ace of Spiders and Stanly's Ghost in 2016 and 2017, and a standalone novel, Falling Leaves, in 2018. The tutor will email you an electronic link to your class in advance of the class. This will be sent to you separately to the booking confirmation.
Please bring pen, paper for writing on. Please make sure you have internet connection, Zoom on your computer or tablet. You will receive an email directly from the tutor with a link to attend the meeting ahead of your class. Please ensure you book with your current email address.
Please note: All 10, and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
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If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.