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Writing Workshop: Relationships, Characters & Conflict (Chawton, England)

‘But intricate characters are the most amusing…’

Elizabeth Bennet was a studier of character, and so, of course, was Jane. This workshop will give you practice at writing about all sorts of relationships – romantic, friendly and difficult. With examples from Jane Austen’s work and contemporary fiction, we will be looking at creating and capturing the sort of convincing characters and relationships that are at the heart of all good fiction. This workshop will be suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced writers.

The workshops will be led by Rebecca Smith. Rebecca was our Writer in Residence during 2009 and 2010. She teaches creative writing at the University of Southampton and really enjoys meeting writers of all ages and levels of experience. Rebecca’s first three novels are published by Bloomsbury. Her first novel for children was shortlisted for The 2012 Kelpies Prize. Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, her first non-fiction book, has just been published on both sides of the Atlantic.

The workshops will run from 11am until 3.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to arrive from 10.30am and to look around the Museum before we start.

Price £20 (£17.50 concessions)

There is one place available on this workshop. Ring 01420 83262 if you are interested.

To book ring the museum on 01420 83262 or email: madelaine.smith@jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

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