Masterclass: Real Lives – True Stories
How do you write about someone’s life so that it is as compelling as fiction? Where do you begin? Can you use true stories as the material for fiction? This workshop will explore life-writing as a form, showing different ways to construct a narrative out of your own life or someone else’s, and how memory and imagination can combine to produce fully rounded characters and vivid events.
Kathleen Jones was born and brought up in the Lake District and currently lives in Appleby. She has published 17 books – biography, fiction and poetry – and has won several awards including the Barclays Bank Prize for biography. Kathleen was appointed as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2007 and is a regular poetry performer, workshop leader and enthusiastic online blogger on the subject of ‘A Writer’s Life’.