Online Workshop: The Complexity of Kin: Writing Family into Fiction

Maame Blue

Monday 24 June 2024, 6-9pm online (via Zoom)

Full Price: $85
Member: $65
Conc Member: $55

This writing course, Online Workshop: The Complexity of Kin: Writing Family into Fiction with Maame Blue, takes place over Zoom.

Are you working on a multi-character family narrative? Are you struggling to balance your story alongside the development of each character? Perhaps you’re unsure of which angle to take?

Join Maame Blue as she takes you through guided readings from brilliant novelists writing about family, alongside useful writing exercises and feedback points to help you develop your own approach to writing about family.

This live workshop will take place via Zoom — you will be sent a link to join prior to the event.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Three short excerpts will be shared for pre-reading and you will have three exercises to work through during the workshop. There will also be opportunities for discussion and sharing throughout.


Expected Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Learn tips for including a family history in your fiction
  2. Learn how to focus on the central character in the family narrative
  3. Learn how to carve out the central family story.

Participant Requirements

You may wish to have a pen and paper or an open Word doc ready to take notes during the workshop.

The course is open to all levels of writers but is best suited to those who already have a short story, nonfiction piece or work-in-progress novel that they’re working on.

You do not need to have the Zoom app downloaded to access this course. A link to join will be sent to you a day prior to the course; please click on this link to join when you are ready. We recommend you join 5-10 minutes before the workshop is due to start.

If you have questions about this course, please contact us.

Reviews for Maame Blue courses

‘Brilliant pace. Well organised and relevant material. Lots of practical writing exercises. Supportive and motivating feedback.’ — Madeleine, 2023

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