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Critical Writing & Creative Non Fiction

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

Calling all non-fiction writers, cultural commentators and budding bloggers! This six-week practical workshop for critics (or would-be critics) and writers of true-life stories will explore the role of arts journalism and criticism in contemporary culture; and employ creative writing exercises to develop non-fiction writing skills. Now in its third year, this course runs concurrently with the Brighton Festival and Fringe, offering the opportunity to explore what constitutues constructive criticism, and to investigate different ways of reflecting on and writing about contemporary culture. 

Participants will get out and about seeing performance, theatre, art and music; meet up to share experiences and muse on issues raised; write their own reviews, features and essays; and explore examples of good critical writing and inventive journalism and non-fiction writing. Participants' writing will be published on a specially-created blog. Evolution will also be working in collaboration with established national and local magazines and blogs to place participants' writings in the public domain. 

Writers with any level of experience are all welcome.

About the tutor

Tutor Dorothy Max Prior is editor of Total Theatre Magazine (www.totaltheatre.org.uk) and has written about theatre, performance and music for over 30 years. Her published writings also include essays and non-fiction stories, most recently in Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night (Zero Books, 2017).

She is also an established theatre writer, choreographer and director working across the UK, Europe and South America, and co-director of The Ragroof Players.