A short Taster Session for the MA/MFA in Creative Writing.
This taster seminar looks at Sally Rooney’s three published novels from an alternative perspective. While Conversations with Friends, Normal People and Beautiful World, Where Are You? have been praised for their prose style, characterisation and insight into contemporary mores, less attention has been given to their plotting. Indeed, at times they seem almost plotless. In this taster seminar Jonathan Gibbs asks what lessons creative writers can learn from their counter-intuitive construction.
Dr Jonathan Gibbs is Programme Director of the MA and MFA Creative Writing programmes at City. This session is open to anyone and everyone but is especially designed to give participants a taster of what studying on the MA and MFA Creative Writing at City, University of London is like.
There will be a Q&A at the end of the webinar for interested applicants.
N.B. this event is scheduled to take place online through the Zoom platform and all timings mentioned refer to UK time.
How to sign up
You will need to register in advance for this event if you would like to attend by clicking the "register now" button above. Attendees will be required to have an existing Zoom account or create a free one (which can be done on registration). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This webinar is part of the English MA Taster Series. Other sessions include:
- 9th March (17:00 - 18:00) - What Makes a Bestseller? (MA in Publishing)
- 16th March (18:00 - 19:00) - Killing Curiosity: Fairytales and Feminist Retellings (MA in English)
- 5th April (18:00 - 19:30) - Town Hall Meeting (MAs in English, Creative Writing and Publishing)
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