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Creative Writing Taster Lecture

Creative Writing Taster Lecture (Closed - this event has now passed)

Friction and Sparks: Developing and Maintaining Tension in your Creative Writing.

Arresting and keeping your reader’s attention is a vital skill for creative writers of all kinds. One of the key ways to absorb your reader in your story, poem or script—and to keep them hooked—is through the effective use of tension. But what is tension, and how is it achieved? In this Creative Writing Taster workshop you will be guided through a series of writing exercises, adapted from the Creative Writing degree at NCH, designed to help you deepen your understanding of dramatic tension and conflict, and develop them in your own work to keep your reader riveted.


We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 and Year 13 who are interested in studying Creative Writing.

If you are a school teacher and would like to bring a bigger group, then please email us on for group bookings.


Date: 2nd April 2019

Time: Please arrive from 18.15. The event itself will start at 18.30 and finish at 19.30.

Location: New College of the Humanities

Lecturer: Jaya Savige