Wednesday 20 April 2022, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Tickets £5 (+ booking fee)
One-time teacher and bestselling novelist Joanne Harris has been advising and corresponding with aspirational writers for over six years. In her book Ten Things About Writing all aspects of the writing process and story development are covered, from workspaces and habits to plots and dialogue. In this event, Joanne will share her best advice to help you in your writing career. Whether you have the urge to write crime fiction or a fantasy novel, literary short stories or blockbuster thrillers Joanne’s experience and tips will speak to you.
Joanne Harris (MBE) was born in. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche . Since then, she has written 19 more novels, plus novellas, short stories, game scripts, the libretti for two short operas, several screenplays, a stage musical (with Howard Goodall) and three cookbooks. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards.
She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Betty Trask Award, the Prima Donna Prize and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science. She is a passionate advocate for authors’ rights, and is currently the Chair of the Society of Authors (SOA), and member of the Board of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).
Chaired by Rebecca Wilkie, New Writing North.
Zoom captions will be available for this event.