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Creative Writing Course: A Sense of Time SOLD OUT

Jem Poster and Sarah Burton

Saturday, 6 April 2019

9:30am

1 day

St Cross College

£90

Whether you are a beginner in creative writing or a more advanced writer looking for new ideas and inspiration, this one-day event may be exactly what you need. Designed by two professional writers with long experience of teaching creative writing at university level, the programme will address the writer’s art and craft in ways both practical and thought-provoking, involving both writing and the discussion of writing. The focus will be primarily on fiction, but writers of poetry and creative non-fiction are likely to gain useful insights from the event.

Highlighting matters relating to the fiction-writer’s representation of time and the establishing of historical perspective and plausibility, this course can either be taken on its own or as a follow-on from the festival’s earlier creative writing course, A Sense of Place, on 30 March.

The course has been devised with a group of 30 in mind; however, the presence of two tutors means that almost all of the teaching will take place in groups of 15. Each group will have two sessions with each tutor. 

Professor Jem Poster is emeritus professor of creative writing, Aberystwyth University, and affiliated lecturer in creative writing with Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education. He is author of a collection of poetry, Brought to Light, and two novels, Courting Shadows and Rifling Paradise. Sarah Burton, founder and former director of Cambridge University’s MSt in creative writing, is the author of Impostors and A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb.

Timetable
9.30-11.00: Session 1. Introduction/The importance of time
11.00-11.30: Coffee
11.30-1.00: Session 2. Playing with time
1.00-2.00: Lunch
2.00-3.30: Session 3: Historical fiction: research
3.30-4.00: Tea
4.00-5.30: Session 4: Historical fiction: dialogue/Drawing it all together

Programme details

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden
 

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden