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Hothouse: Crafting Characters with Claire Fuller

Hothouse: Crafting Characters with Claire Fuller

A three-day course for writers of fiction

Do you have a big idea that you are looking for time and support to nurture? Have you started writing your novel but are looking for inspiration to develop your characters? This selected, intensive weekend of workshopping is designed for you.

Award-winning novelist Claire Fuller will explain how she creates the characters in her novels, as well as getting you to look at and discuss other published authors’ techniques. Claire will facilitate group workshops to read and discuss your own writing and there will be opportunities for short one-to-one discussions with Claire about your work. She will also set exercises and prompts to get you writing and considering how to bring your own fictional characters to life. On the Saturday evening you’ll have the chance to read your work to a live audience alongside Claire at a Quay Voices event.

Hothouse is a selected workshop programme, we select participants in order to make best use of the limited places. See below for how to apply.

About the author

Claire Fuller is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Memory of Animals was published in April 2023. Her previous, Unsettled Ground won the Costa Novel Award 2021 and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her first, Our Endless Numbered Days won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize, her second, Swimming Lessons was shortlisted for the Encore prize, and her third, Bitter Orange was on the International Dublin Literary Award longlist. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Claire also writes flash fiction and short stories. Many have been published, and she has won the BBC Opening Lines short story competition, and the Royal Academy / Pin Drop prize.

How to apply

Ticket Prices: £200/£100 concs

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  • Date(s)

    • Fri 26th Apr 2024 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sat 27th Apr 2024 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sun 28th Apr 2024 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Location

    Exeter Custom House
    46 The Quay
    EX2 4AN

  • Age Range

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