Freedom through restriction: Fiction workshop with Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne
Saturday 13 May
WCN, Dragon Hall
10am - 4pm
£65 / £55 conc

Find new ways to generate ideas, disrupt old habits and keep your writing fresh and exciting. This dynamic workshop from award-winning writer Joe Dunthorne (Submarine, Wild Abandon) will show you how to use restrictions to push your imagination in unexpected directions.

In this fun day of activities you'll explore choose-your-own-adventure stories, speed writing and word games, all designed to combat writer's block, productivity issues and the trap of formulaic writing.

Concessions for teachers

Teachers are eligible for concessionary prices on May-Lan Tan and Joe Dunthorne's day workshops. Please use your school email address during checkout.

About Joe

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, was translated into fifteen languages and made into an award-winning film. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber, and his second novel, Wild Abandon, won the Encore Award 2012. His short stories have been published in McSweeney’s, The Paris Review and The Guardian. Website

‘Brilliant...laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a troubled teenager coming-of-age since The Catcher in the Rye. - The Independent on Submarine