Workshop: The Blank Page
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12 June 2014, 18:30-20:30
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How do writers approach the blank page? How can a writer use the anxiety of the waiting page to their advantage in developing fictional characters? In collaboration with City University London, acclaimed writer Emily Midorikawa leads a creative writing practical workshop, exploring the process of creating a character. Suitable for all abilities. Presented in association with Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.
Emily Midorikawa grew up in Yorkshire. She is a half-English, half-Japanese writer of novels, short stories and occasional non-fiction. She has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and her work has been published in, amongst others, Aesthetica, Mslexia, The Telegraph, The Times and the UEA anthology Otherwheres. Emily has been teaching creative writing for several years. She is currently based at City University London, New York University in London and the Open University. She is a visiting writer for Circle of Missé, and was a judge for their 2012 Writing Competition. Emily has won several awards for her writing, including a six-month Mentoring Scheme placement, which allowed her to work on early drafts of her first novel with the crime author, Jane A. Adams. A Tiny Speck of Black and then Nothing came joint-third in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, the national award for fiction by Black and Asian women. The same novel has also just been placed third in the Yeovil Literary Prize, judged by Tracy Chevalier. Emily is close to completing a second novel.
Anxiety 2014 is a new London wide arts festival that takes place in June 2014 exploring anxiety and the ways it is lived, represented and perceived. Visit anxiety2014.org for full details.
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