Upcoming prose-fiction masterclass writing workshop in May
Writers across the land are given another opportunity to hone their skills by hosting another series of writing workshops titled: “The Speculative and the Real: Writing Across Genre,” a Prose Fiction Masterclass.
Literary Arts Officer in the Department of Culture, Ms Anika Christopher said the upcoming workshop will give writers the opportunity to have their individual contributions reviewed and to work on a story in collaboration with award-winning author Cadwell Turnbull.
Ms. Christopher added, “Through collaboration, the class will explore the elements of mosaic storytelling, a setting in which writers will learn to tell a story from multiple perspectives and genres. This hands-on work will provide lessons that can be related to individual stories and open up new possibilities for creating stories on multiple levels. “
The workshop will take place on May 28, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and will be moderated by Cadwell Turnbull, award-winning author of “The Lesson”. Individuals should submit a 1200-1500 word or four to five page short story to subscribe to [email protected] The deadline for submissions to register is May 1st.
Mr. Turnbull received his MA in Creative Writing and MA in Linguistics from North Carolina State University. Since its publication, “The Lesson” has been nominated for a SOVAS Fiction Award, an Audie Award in Science Fiction and an AAMBC Literary Award. The novel was shortlisted for the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award.
“ The Lesson ” received the 2020 Literary Prize from the Neukom Institute in the first category. He was also chosen by AMC for a television series in collaboration with The MissionEntertainment.
The Ministry of Culture is committed to promoting the artists of the territory and has animated several workshops for plastic surgeons, culinary artists, calypsonians, and even organized an oral history workshop for the month of culture and tourism. held in November.
Earlier this year, the department began the writing workshop series with a poetry writing session. Thirteen people participated face to face and virtually.
The Director of Culture, Ms. Katherine Smith, said: “I would like to reiterate the commitment of the Ministry of Culture to promote and develop the cultural artists of the territory. This year, we were excited to start the “Writing with Writers” program, a series of workshops for literary artists. The first workshop was a five-session poetry masterclass led by our poet laureate, Dr Richard Georges.
For more information on the Writing Workshop Series with Writers, contact the Department of Culture at 468-4379.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- Photo: Writing workshop with poet laureate, Dr Richard Georges
- Flyer: Writing workshop “The speculative and the real: writing through genres”