Using Jane Austen’s House in Chawton as inspiration, this creative writing workshop will give you the techniques and confidence to write a short story where the setting is paramount.
This workshop will include a series of exercises on inspiration, getting started, characterisation, endings, and how to make the place your characters inhabit crucial to your story.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Claire Fuller is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days won the Desmond Elliott Prize, her second, Swimming Lessons was shortlisted for the Encore Prize, and her third critically acclaimed novel, Bitter Orange, has recently been published. She has won both the BBC Opening Lines competition, and the Royal Academy / Pin Drop Short Story Award for her short fiction.
Tickets: £55 + booking fee (includes refreshments and Museum admission)
11.00am – 4.00pm
Jane Austen’s House Museum is an historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot.
The ground floor and outbuildings at the Museum are fully accessible and have an accessible WC with baby changing facilities.
Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing an historic wooden staircase.
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.
Disabled parking is available, please ask in the shop for assistance or telephone 01420 832 62 on arrival.