Writing Masterclass with Jasper Fforde

  • Richard Jefferies Museum
  • August 22
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • £45
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Best selling genre author Jasper Fforde visits Swindon, the town of his fictional detective Thursday Next, to deliver a one day masterclass on the art and craft of writing. Suitable for writers of all abilities, whether just starting or with a full novel under your belt, the workshop will look at ways to improve your writing, whatever your style, approach, subject or theme.

Set in an informal, relaxed environment, Jasper will deliver a talk in the morning, sharing some of the secrets of his own writing and giving invaluable hints and tips for making progress in yours.

Jasper Fforde is a British writer well known for his surreal, fun and original novels with his first novel, The Eyre Affair, being published in 2001. Jasper is mainly known for his Thursday Next novels although he has written several books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series, and two more independent series, The Last Dragonslayer, and Shades of Grey.

The Richard Jefferies Museum was the birthplace of the esteemed Victorian nature writer and has been recently renovated thanks to a grant from the Heritage and Lottery Fund. This masterclass (and also one by Richard Skinner on 5 September is part of a new programme, Mulberry Arts, funded by Arts Council England.