Finding the Heart of your Story with Tanya Byrne

Thursday 29 September 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Guildhall
£8.50 (excl. fees)
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Age: 18+/Adult

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is struggling to start – or finish – a piece of work, but you don’t know why. So, if you have it all, the characters and location and a meticulously planned plot, but you can’t seem to pull it all together into something seamless and seducing, now is the time to go deeper and rediscover the story that you are really trying to tell and why you should be the one to tell it.

Tanya Byrne is an award-winning author of five contemporary YA novels, the first of which, Heart-shaped Bruise, earned her a nomination for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards. Her books have been published around the world and have been translated into Spanish, German, Italian and Polish. She has also contributed to several short story anthologies, including A Change is Gonna Come, which won the YA Book Prize and was the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week. As a brown, queer, working class author, she is determined not to pull the ladder up after her so is passionate about encouraging authors from marginalised backgrounds to tell their own stories and making publishing more open to everyone. Her latest novel, Afterlove, is out now.

Instagram: @tanyabyrne
Twitter: @tanyabyrne