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Inventing the Truth: Creative Non-Fiction

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior

Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR

Next start date: Summer Term - date to be confirmed.

Explore the many and various forms of creative non-fiction writing, including memoir, biography, travel writing, cultural commentary, and long-form magazine journalism on any subject. Our aim will be to find or develop different ways of reflecting on our own life and other lives, to hone our skills in writing about contempory or historical culture, and to use writing to explore the 'real world' that we find ourselves in - whatever that might mean to each of us.

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.


I liked reading and hearing our work.  The activities were fab for homework.  The readings from texts inspirational and relevant.  The other students respectful and kind and interesting.  Max offered incisive feedback and was an inspiration.  The notes sent in email were excellent.

I liked the relaxed atmosphere and the fact that we were set homework which set a goal every week.

Knowledgeable tutor!  Constructive critisism and time for everyones workto be heard and critiqued.  Useful to state goals and check-in with them at the end.  Also to remember we are inventing the truth.  Such a useful, freeing idea!  Avoiding perfectionism and being flexible allows more flow.

Positive environment, great teacher, interesting group.

Very encouraging, constructive, teacher and group.  Max very positive and encouraging.  Different types of writing and group members.