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ONLINE 5-week Short Course: Longform Non-Fiction
With Wersha Bharadwa
Wednesdays, 7-9pm, live teaching via Zoom Online Meeting
Starting 9 June, then 16, 23 and 30 June and 7 July 2021.
[meeting invite to be sent after ticket confirmation]
Join our online classroom and learn about writing long-form non-fiction, including features, profiles, travel, essays, reviews, memoir, personal memoir and in-depth interviews.
Led by seasoned journalist and writer Wersha Bharadwa, you’ll learn how to come up with ideas for various styles of longform journalism and narrative non fiction pieces using facts.
In a small and friendly group of up to 14 students, writer Wersha Bharadwa will share insider tips on writing features, essays, interviews and how to successfully and confidently pitch them to publications.
No prior writing experience or knowledge of long-form non-fiction writing is necessary.
WEEK ONE: GENERATING IDEAS, RESEARCHING METHODS, DEVELOPING SOURCES & IN DEPTH INTERVIEWING
WEEK TWO: INTRODUCTIONS, ENDINGS AND LITERARY TECHNIQUES IN LONGFORM (WITH ANALYSIS)
WEEK THREE: STYLE AND STRUCTURE
WEEK FOUR: OPINIONS, REVIEWS AND ANALYSIS, PERSONAL ESSAYS
WEEK FIVE: WRITING PROCESSES, EDITING, REVISING
An award-nominated writer for over 20 years, and with works featured in The Guardian, The Independent, Cosmopolitan (where she was the first British Indian staff writer for the magazine) and Glamour magazines, Wersha Bharadwa is an author, playwright and journalist. She also lectures in journalism at Birmingham City University.
Her recent digital play ‘ What We Are Made Of – The Untold Stories of British Asian Women of the African Diaspora’ was a hit at the Migration Matters Festival, amassing over 9k viewers worldwide during the livestream premiere week.
Her debut collection of short stories, ‘The Birmingham Collection’, is published by Patrician Press and is available on Amazon Kindle.
Wersha’s debut play, ‘I Go Home Now’ was presented by Kali Theatre and in 2019, her short story ‘Living History’ was adapted for stage and presented at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
She is currently writing a novel and several scripts.
Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you do not complete the course. No partial course ticket is available.
Online and in-person Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.