Two workshops run by writer and playwright Peggy Riley (Amity & Sorrow), looking at how to create characters and how to write dialogue. Suitable for all levels.
Flesh on bones: how to create characters who live and breathe on the page (Saturday 17 Feb: 10–11am. Registration £10)
Say what? a comprehensive workshop on dialogue for prose and drama: what is it for and how does it work? (Saturday 17 Feb 11.30–1.30. Registration £20)
Peggy Riley is a writer and playwright living in Whitstable. Her first novel, Amity & Sorrow, was published by Little, Brown (USA/Canada) and Headline/Tinder Press. Her short fiction has been published in MsLexia and the Sunday Express and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2011 and the Costa Short Story Award 2015. As a playwright, she was a Writer-on-attachment at Soho Theatre; her work has been commissioned and produced off-West End, on the fringe, on tour and for radio. Recently, she completed a fellowship at Yaddo and was a recipient of a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England. She has worked as a bookseller, a festival producer, and writer-in-residence at a young offender prison.