How do we write when we write about race? Dr Naomi Wood

Friday 07 May 2021, 1pm - 2pm

Teams (link will be sent to you closer to the time)

This workshop is an exploration of how Creative Writing can help us understand our racial identities.

Through (anonymous!) writing exercises and examples from authors writing today, we will look at how fiction can explore the experiences, sensations and situations of living in racialised bodies and relationships, no matter what your background. This workshop will be taught by Naomi Wood, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing.

Naomi Wood is the prize-winning author of The Godless Boys, Mrs. Hemingway and The Hiding Game. Mrs Hemingway has been translated into sixteen languages, won a Jerwood Prize, and was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and was a Richard and Judy Bookclub Choice. The Hiding Game, set in the Bauhaus in the 1920s, was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and shortlisted for an HWA Gold Crown. She is currently working on short stories that investigate how motherhood intersects with the internet.