Creative writing with Joy Rhoades

Joy Rhoades writing workshop at Hammersmith Library 2017

Have you always wanted to write but are not sure where to start?
Have stories that you want to tell on paper but don’t know how?

Joy Rhoades’ recent creative writing workshop at Hammersmith Library helped 25 budding writers with these questions and more.

A graduate of the Creative Writing Master’s program at the New School University in New York, Joy has published a number of short stories in the United States. Her debut novel, The Woolgrower’s Companion, is forthcoming from Penguin in early 2017 in Australia and the UK.

Joy began the session by introducing the basics of fiction-writing, including:

  • What to write about?
  • Why ‘write what you know’?
  • Why writers are readers
  • The writing process: writing, reading, editing, sharing
  • When you have something polished, what then?

Attendees also had some fun putting words on paper, and were given a chance to read out and discuss their work in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

Don’t worry if you missed out; Joy will be repeating this FREE workshop on Thursday 28 February, 6pm at Shepherds Bush Library. Please contact the library on 020 8753 3842 or email marilyn.welsh@lbhf.gov.uk to reserve a place.

Joy Rhoades writing workshop at Hammersmith Library 2017

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