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Weekly Writing Workshop with Fiction Writer, Poet, Songwriter Alba Arikha

posted Sep 5, 2013, 1:27 AM by Jenny McPhee

Pens at the ready. Queen's Park author Alba Arikha is running a weekly writing workshop from  Monday September 23rd. Arikha wrote the coming-of-age book Major/Minor, which was selected among the 'best books of 2012' by the New Yorker, and endorsed by Edmund de Waal and Paul Auster, among others. Her new book, a narrative poem, has just been published by CB Editions. Queen's Park Fiction Writing Workshop' will focus on short stories and novel writing and be mainly for unpublished (though published are welcome) writers who want to perfect and improve their craft, and get constructive feedback. If you're interested you need to send Alba a 300-500 words sample page of prose. The class is limited to 5/6 people max. The workshop will last two hours. The cost is £95 pounds per person.

All this will take place at Alba's home once a week, in Queen's Park. The workshop will be from September to March. Anyone who's interested should contact and read more at Besides books, Alba has just written an opera called 'Soon,' with her husband, the composer Tom Smail. It was performed at the Riverside Studios in August 2013.