Jenn Ashworth

Jenn Ashworth


Landscape in writing

Jenn Ashworth has a fascination with the Morecambe Bay area and its landscapes have shaped her fourth novel, Fell. In this practical workshop for beginners, guided by Jenn, you will explore using landscape in your writing. There will be time to try out new ideas in a supportive atmosphere, picking up tips to take home with you.

Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston. She studied English at Cambridge and since then has gained an MA from Manchester University, trained as a librarian and run a prison library in Lancashire. She now lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 her second, Cold Light, was published by Sceptre and she was chosen by BBC's The Culture Show as one of the twelve Best New British Novelists. In 2013 her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was published to resounding critical acclaim. She lives in Lancaster with her husband, son and daughter.

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