Bristol Festival of Literature - Writers Retreat: Refine Your First Draft with Alice Jolly

BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE - WRITERS RETREAT: REFINE YOUR FIRST DRAFT WITH ALICE JOLLY at Ashton Court Mansion Sun 21 October 2018 from 12.20 - 13.20

So you have got a draft of your story but you know that it doesn’t quite work.  How do you set about turning that rather ordinary first draft into something extra-ordinary? This workshop will teach you how to cut, polish, refine, focus and tighten your text so that the writing shines and the reader is gripped. Suitable for beginners and more experienced writers.  Leave with an invaluable tool box of editing techniques.

Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches creative writing on the Masters at Oxford University and her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was published by Unbound in June 2018.

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Once the family home of the wealthy 'Smythes of Bristol', Grade 1 listed Ashton Court Mansion offers glorious surroundings. Host to about 4-5 events a year, if a chance presents itself to see this pituresque venue in the ubiquitous grounds take it with both hands. It has a small capacity and has a tendancy to sell out early, especially on NYE

Address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN * Click on the address to launch google maps.