Sun, 30 Apr 2023 11:00 - 13:00

Lit Fest: Writing Politics into Fiction - Workshop with Marcel Theroux (In person)

We’ve partnered with Arvon, the national creative writing charity, to bring you two inspiring, interactive writing workshops as part of The London Library Lit Fest.

In this second workshop, picking up the political thread that runs through the Lit Fest programme, we'll explore ways to write politics into fiction. Led by novelist and broadcaster Marcel Theroux, whose own work has explored politics across the globe, we'll look at how to set fiction against real and imagined political landscapes, how to tackle political thought and ideas within a compelling narrative structure and how to say what you want to say without sliding into polemic.

The workshop will run from 11am to 1pm at the Library. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the workshop.

Marcel Theroux is the award-winning author of seven novels: A Blow to the HeartA Stranger in the EarthThe Paperchase (winner of the 2002 Somerset Maugham Award), Far North (shortlisted for America's prestigious National Book Award), Strange Bodies , The Secret Books and his most recent is The Sorcerer of Pyongyang, set in the hidden world of North Korea. He is a regular presenter of Unreported World on Channel 4. 

Arvon is the UK's leading creative writing charity. For over fifty years, they have supported writers of all stages to discover and express their creativity and individual voice through residential activity at their three heritage properties based in Devon, Shropshire and West Yorkshire, as well as online. 

NB Attendees will be able to access The London Library from 10.45am ahead of the event starting at 11am. Please see our Event Access and COVID Guidelines before you arrive. 

Access all Lit Fest events online with The London Library Lit Fest Online Pass. You may also be interested in  Lit Fest: Silence in the Library, the Revolution (In person & online)Lit Fest: Between Two Fires - Sylvia Pankhurst's lost play (In person & online) or Lit Fest: In Pursuit of Poetic Gems - Workshop with Sophie Herxheimer (In person)

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