Jenn Ashworth, Turning Up to the Page

Jenn Ashworth, Turning Up to the Page

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Workshop about the whens, wheres and hows of writing

A discussion-based workshop for writers of any form and genre, and at any level, interested in developing a regular writing practice. If you find it difficult earmarking time to sustain your writing self, this is for you. It will address practicalities: the when's, where's and how's of writing, and how to be flexible and deal with interruption. It will address problems with blocks, blank-pages, the inner critic, nerves, feeling overwhelmed, and not-knowing-where-to-start. You’ll leave with a personalised plan for weaving a regular writing practice into your life.

Jenn Ashworth was chosen by the BBC’s The Culture Show as one of their Twelve Best New British Novelists in 2011. Born in Preston, she studied at Cambridge and Manchester. Her novels include A Kind of Intimacy — winner of a Betty Trask Award — The Friday Gospels and Fell. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. Her newest novel is Ghosted: A Love Story. She is a Professor of Writing at Lancaster University.

Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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