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Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life

LSE Literary Festival workshop

Date: Saturday 2 March 2013 
Time: 11am-12pm
Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Katy Darby

Bored of the same old viewpoint or genre? Want to inject new life into your prose? Katy Darby talks about experimenting and playing around with different approaches to writing fiction. We'll explore the genesis and development of ideas (and come up with some new ones of our own) - and discuss ways of telling a story which can refresh a dusty narrative and teach an old plot new tricks.

Katy Darby is author of The Unpierced Heart, director of short story event Liars' League and writing tutor at City University.

This is the second of three workshops, preceeded by Fast Fiction: creative writing and changing technology at 10am, and followed by Based on a True Story at 12noon.

This event forms part of LSE's 5th Space for Thought Literary Festival, taking place from Tuesday 26 February - Saturday 2 March 2013, with the theme 'Branching Out'.

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Literary Festival 2013: Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life

Podcasts and Videos of many Literary Festival events are now online: LSE Literary Festival 2013- Podcasts and Videos. Podcasts and videos of many other LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.


A copy of Katy Derby's presentations can be downloaded:

Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life 1 (PDF)

Trying New Positions: how to spice up your text life 2 (PDF)


This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD 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 as of 1 September 2014 a certificate will be sent within 28 days of the date of the event attended by the CPD Certification Service.  If a delegate fails to register their details at the event, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. (For queries relating to CPD Certificates of attendance after a request please phone 0208 840 4383 or email info@cpduk.co.uk).

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