Character Writing Workshop with Lisa Blower at New Writing South


Lisa Blower is a champion of working-class and regional voices. She is a character driven writer and celebrates her characters with stories they wouldn’t want told. Lisa will be running a workshop at New Writing South on the 27th September, focusing on creating characters. She’ll explain how to construct a memorable character, including how to capture authentic voice and dialogue.

Lisa’s debut collection of short stories, It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s, has been winning praise since its publication in April. Lisa won The Guardian National Short Story Award in 2009, and was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2013 and longlisted for The Sunday Times Short Story Award in 2018. Her fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Comma Press anthologies, The New Welsh ReviewThe Luminary, Short Story Sunday, and on Radio 4. She is a contributor to Common People edited by Kit de Waal. She is a creative writing lecturer at Bangor University.

This workshop is suitable for aspiring and emerging writers. Tickets are £10-12, BOOK HERE. NOTE: ⅓ of tickets for this workshop will be available FREE to low-income working-class or other marginalised writers on a first come-first served basis. Please email [email protected] to request a free place.