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Novels That Shaped Our World: Mistressclass

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Join authors Eve Makis and Abi Daré for this workshop - Novels That Shaped Our World: women in power, politics and protest.
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PRICE: £15 but free to under 25s.

Nottingham has been selected by the BBC and Libraries Connected to run a series of workshops on the theme of: Politics, Power & Protest- stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped our world. We are also working in collaboration with the Women's Prize Trust to invite a very exciting line up of guest authors.

Mistressclass is a guided creative writing for new and emerging women writers, on the theme of politics, power and protest. It will include a discussion championing inspiring women writers. We'll be joined by special guest author Abi Daré, who will talk about her work, her path to publication and tips and inspiration for aspiring writers, and there’ll also be a creative writing session –a safe space for women to express themselves and explore writing.

This series of workshops aims to inspire audiences to talk about the power of the novel to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices – and to sometimes even act as a catalyst for social change.

Join Eve Makis and Abi Daré for the workshop at 11am on Saturday 6th March 2021.

Eve Makis is the author of four novels and an award-winning screenplay. Her novel, The Spice Box Letters, was longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and translated into seven languages. The Accidental Memoir, a life-writing guide, was published by Harper Collins in 2019. Eve teaches fiction on the MA at Nottingham Trent University where she is writer in residence for the Postcolonial Studies Centre.

Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Keen to improve her writing, Abi completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a Distinction. Abi lives in Essex with her husband and two children. Her first novel, The Girl with the Louding Voice, was shortlisted for the 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize. It won The Bath Novel Award in 2018 and was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018.

Twitter: @abidare_author

Instagram: @abidare_author

The Women’s Prize Trust champions women writers on a global stage and inspires more people to read, write and enjoy new and undiscovered women writers. Their work includes: running the Women’s Prize for Fiction and other competitions, programming workshops where they provide opportunities to engage with experienced writers and develop the craft, curating special spaces for women writers, and supporting and encouraging reading groups to engage with women’s writing.


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