Mistressclass Writing Workshop with Kate Mosse + Kamila Shamsie

Event details

Tuesday 6th Jul 2021

Bedford Square Garden, London

3–5pm, Tuesday 7 September

£150 including a Women’s Prize writing journal + tote bag. All proceeds from this event go to the Women’s Prize Trust

For the first time ever, our Founder-Director and bestselling author Kate Mosse and 2018 Women’s Prize winner Kamila Shamsie are pairing up to share their writing advice and secrets in a creative writing workshop.

During this intimate ‘mistressclass’, Kate and Kamila will kick off talking about how they started writing, their journey to publication and beyond, and sharing their insight and tips for aspiring novelists. They will then lead you through some interactive writing exercises using the Women’s Prize Writing Journal, included in your ticket and suitable for writers at any stage of their journey. The session will close with a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to pose your questions to these two outstanding writers.

Join us for this unique opportunity to be part of a small group with access to Kate and Kamila’s expertise and experience, delivered with warmth and wit.

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Home Fire won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction; A God in Every Stone was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Award (USA). A Vice-President and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, she was one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2013. She grew up in Karachi, and now lives in London.

Kate Mosse is the author of nine novels & short story collections. Her books have been translated into 38 languages and published in more than 40 countries. She has also written three works of non-fiction, four plays, contributed essays and introductions to classic novels and collections. A champion of women’s creativity, Kate is the Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction – the greatest annual celebration of women’s writing in the world – and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women and was named Woman of the Year for her service to the arts in the Everywoman Awards. She is a regular guest on book and arts shows on radio and television.

Click here to buy your tickets. All proceeds from this event will go towards Discoveries 2022, the Women’s Prize Trust’s writing development programme, which supports first-time women writers of all ages and backgrounds. The Women’s Prize Trust is a registered charity (1181253).

We are subsidising two spaces at this workshop for women on a low income whose financial situation prohibits them from attending the event, or women from an under-represented background. To apply, please email info@womensprizeforfiction.co.uk with the subject line: ‘Mistressclass subsidised place’, with a little bit about yourself, why you are interested in joining and proof of low income (if relevant). 
Deadline to apply: Friday 25 June 2021
Winners contacted by: Tuesday 30 June 2021

Please note: The Women’s Prize Writing Journal and tote bag included in each ticket will be distributed to attendees on arrival. 

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