15th January – Haringey Literature Live – So you want to write features?

15th, 22nd, 29th January, 5th, 12th February 2015 – 10am to 12.30pm

Have you got an idea for a great feature but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Perhaps you want tips for researching a subject or getting the best out of an interview. After a popular run in 2014, the journalism course is back for a 5 week run.

This course will cover all aspects of feature writing: sourcing compelling stories, following lines of research, getting the best interviews and writing punchy copy that entertains and informs. Your subject could be a local issue or something that’s gripped national or global news platforms. Tips on research, interview techniques, writing style, fact corroboration/legal issues will be given as well as showing you how to go on to pitch your feature.

If you’ve always wondered if there’s a writer in you, or if you’re a developing poet, fiction writer or journalist who relishes the opportunity to work with superb tutors, enrol for our writing mini-courses, on Thursday mornings at Chocolate Factory 2, N22, with poet Jehane Markham, and journalist/freelance writer Giovanna Iozzi.

“Supreme inspiration being with such a positive group these last few weeks, my how it flew by on Pegasus wings!” Krysia, workshop student.

Workshops are held in the wonderful Factory 21, a converted warehouse room at Chocolate Factory 2, Coburg Road. They run in five-week cycles and spaces will be at a premium so email Haringey Literature Live Programme Co-ordinator, Kate Pemberton at [email protected] to state which course/courses you’d like to attend and she will reserve your place.

Courses cost £75 in advance for a five-session course. Sessions are weekly, on Thursdays, from 10am to 12.30pm.

The programme is designed so that attendees can work through each of the courses in succession, or pick and choose courses as required.

Chocolate Factory 2 – Coburg Road, LONDON, N22 6UJ