Writing Voice: Enhancing Speech Forms in Your Work

  • Exeter Custom House
  • March 9
  • 14:00 - 16:00
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Speech and verbal forms are often an under-appreciated aspect of creative writing and sacrificed for formal written register. In this workshop Billy Kahora discusses strategies to enhance the sense of the spoken in your fiction to anchor it in the specific rhythms of place and setting.

About the author

Billy Kahora has written a non-fiction novella titled The True Story Of David Munyakei (2010) and a short story collection, The Cape Cod Bicycle War (2019). His story Urban Zoning was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for Africa Writing in 2012, The Gorilla’s Apprentice in 2014. He wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy and co-wrote Nairobi Half Life which won the Kalasha awards. His short fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in ChimurengaMcSweeney’s, Granta OnlineInternazionaleVanity Fair and Kwani. He has just completed a novel titled Babilon Falling. He is currently a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol and is also a founding partner of Saseni! a creative writing teaching platform leading writing workshops in East Africa and Bristol.

This workshop is pay-what-you-can. We want it to be accessible to everyone so you are welcome to book a free ticket if you need.

Presented in partnership with Africa Writes – Exeter