Workshop

Experimenting with Style: Fiction workshop with May-Lan Tan

May-Lan Tan
6 May 2017
WCN, Dragon Hall
10am - 4pm
£65 / £55 conc

Style is the writer’s body moving across the page. Great style is felt on the body. 

Discover your personal writing style and develop confidence and flow with your fiction in this experimental day workshop for aspiring and emerging writers. 

Through play and performance, Guardian First Book Award shortlisted writer, May-Lan Tan, will help you find out how and where in the body style is generated, and how to bring one’s identity, physicality and presence to bear upon the work.

The morning session will be devoted to play. You’ll engage with these ideas through experimental writing exercises and games, and find out what happens when you allow aural and other physical elements of language to steer the writing and power the voice. During the afternoon session, participants will be invited to present and discuss their writing styles in a performance-oriented workshop.

A perfect opportunity for anyone looking to develop a unique writing voice.  

Limited availability – this workshop will have a maximum of 15 participants to ensure an intimate learning environment.


About May-Lan

May-Lan Tan is the author of the story collection Things to Make and Break (CB Editions: London, 2014), shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the chapbook Girly (Future Tense: Portland, 2014). Her fiction has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story, The Atlas Review, Areté, and The Reader. Website.

'Tan is a cinematic writer in the same way some directors are literary ~ think David Lynch at his most Guignol.' - David Collard, Times Literary Supplement