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BAME Creative Writing Masterclass Series

 A series of 1 - 2 hour masterclasses for small groups on the craft of writing by established BAME writers, agents and publishers, with some of the classes to be held at UEA, Norwich and some at Chase institutions in London. Writers will include prose writers, script writers and poets. The classes will focus on craft and whether/how race informs the creative process for the writer giving the class.

BAME Creative Writing Masterclass Series

 A series of 1 - 2 hour masterclasses for small groups on the craft of writing by established BAME writers, agents and publishers, with some of the classes to be held at UEA, Norwich and some at Chase institutions in London. Writers will include prose writers, script writers and poets. The classes will focus on craft and whether/how race informs the creative process for the writer giving the class.

The purpose of the class is: (1) to support students in their creative work with close study of writing techniques; (2) to provide insight into the unique challenges BAME writers face in telling their stories, and (3) to create a platform for the exchange of ideas between established BAME writers and BAME and non-BAME creative writing doctoral students.

Race is critically implicated at many stages of the creative writing experience. As an example, specific challenges for minority writers may include: whether their stories are legitimate; what their stories should be, and who they should be as writers. Is the BAME moniker useful or reductive?

Capacity is limited as these sessions are intended for small groups. Please sign up at the link if you would like to be included. The series is open to creative writing and creative/critical PhDs at Chase institutions – poets, prose writers and script writers – with space for a limited number of non-Chase funded creative writing PhDs. Capacity will be allocated on a first come first served basis. At each event, a participant will be selected to write a blog post on the event for the Chase blog.

Travel costs are reimbursable for CHASE participants through your institution’s CHASE admin lead.

The series will run into the coming academic year and will consist of eight sessions in total. Writers for the next academic year will be announced nearer the date and will include Tash Aw, Kit de Waal and Daljit Nagra.

If you have any questions relating to the series, please contact Taymour on t.soomro@uea.ac.uk


Series blog posts


12 June
Sharmaine Lovegrove and Emma Paterson
2-4 pm, Birkbeck

Sharmaine is the extraordinary founder of Dialogue Books, the new diversity focused imprint from Little, Brown.

Emma is a superstar literary agent at Rogers, Coleridge, White with a diverse list including Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mona Chalabi and Coco Khan.

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10 October
Kit de Waal
2-4pm, London venue tbc

Kit de Waal writes novels, short stories and flash fiction for which she has won numerous awards.  Her debut novel, My Name is Leon won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Costa Debut Novel, the British Book Awards Debut and the Desmond Elliott Prize. In 2016, she founded the Kit de Waal Scholarship at Birkbeck University.  Her monologue Imagine That was performed at The Old Vic as part of the celebration of 100 Years of Suffrage and her second novel, The Trick to Time is longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. 

 
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31 October
Diana Evans
2-4pm, London, venue tbc

Diana Evans is a British author of Nigerian and English descent. Her bestselling novel, 26a, won the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers and the British Book Awards deciBel Writer of the Year prize. It was also shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel, the Guardian First Book, the Commonwealth Best First Book and the Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough awards, and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, The Wonder, was also published to critical acclaim and is under option for BBC television dramatisation. She is a former dancer, and as a journalist and critic has contributed to among others Marie Claire, The Independent, Dance Theatre Journal, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, the Financial Times and Harper’s Bazaar. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and was a Royal Literary Fellow at the London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Ordinary People is her third novel, and received an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award. 

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14 November
Daljit Nagra -
2-4pm, UEA 

Daljit Nagra is from a Sikh background and was born and grew up in West London then Sheffield. He has published four books of poetry, all with Faber & Faber.

His poem Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem in 2004. His first collection, of the same name won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2007 and the South Bank Show Decibel Award in 2008. His subsequent two collections, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man Eating Tiger-Toy Machine!!! and his version of the Ramayana were nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. In 2014 he was selected as a New Generation Poet by the PBS. In 2015 he won a Royal Society Travelling Scholarship. His latest collection is British Museum which was published in 2017.

He is the inaugural Poet in Residence for Radio 4/4 Extra and teaches at Brunel University London.

 
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More materclasses will be added later


Terms and conditions

By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. If you no longer require a place, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk as soon as possible so your name can be removed from the registration list.  

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.


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