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Writing fiction – on and off the page with Jonathan Gibbs

LSE Literary Festival creative writing workshop

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012 
Time: 10-11am
Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Jonathan Gibbs

The introductory session to the day’s workshops will be looking at ways of getting started, or restarted, in writing fiction. What approaches can you take to plot and character when you do find time to write, and how can you use your time away from your desk to make sure that, when you’re there, you get the most out of it.


Jonathan Gibbs has worked as a books journalist for 10 years. He took an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, and is currently nearing the end of a PhD there. The fruits of that, a novel about the Young British Artists, is, as we speak, travelling via his agent to various publishers’ inboxes.

The next creative writing workshop will be The Art of ‘Relating Cultures’ with Reshma Ruia| at 11am, followed by Writing in the Social Media Age with Sarah Salway  |at 12pm.

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A copy of Jonathan Gibbs' PowerPoint presentation is available to download:

Writing fiction – on and off the page with Jonathan Gibbs (pdf)|


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This event has been certified for CPD| purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service|. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and email a completed scanned copy of their Self-Assessment Record form to events@lse.ac.uk| within 28 days of the date of the event attended. If a delegate fails to register their details at the event and email a scanned copy of their completed Self-Assessment Record form within 28 days, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be emailed out within 10 working days of the Self-Assessment form being received.