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Get Writing: Non-Fiction and Life-Writing with Liz Jensen

  • Books & Company 1 Sofievej Hellerup, 2900 Denmark (map)
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A 6-week Thursday evening course (7-9pm) from March 7-April 11 inclusive. 

"Liz's writing course is a perfect entry point. The exercises taught me how to unleash my creative voice and gave me the confidence to push my writing beyond my comfort zone. Each week, Liz builds up knowledge of the different elements needed to create a great work of fiction. Thanks to the course, I'm ready to launch into a big writing project. " – Lena Rutkowski

‘I tend to allow my ‘inner judge’ to paralyze me – but the course encouraged me to ‘just do it’. The individual feedback gave me a fantastic boost and was very useful.’ - Mary O Hara

‘I enjoyed every minute of this workshop. Although I am by no means a creative writer,  I found this course to be very inspiring, and look forward to applying some of the skills I have learned to start writing short stories based on some of my personal experiences.’  – Sylvia Andersen-Møller

‘Liz’s class was not only incredibly useful for me as a non-fiction writer but also a lot of fun - Liz has a great way of making everyone in the group feel comfortable sharing insecurities and insights alike. Her brilliant writing prompts also made for great points of departures into lively discussions and good laughs. This has been an enormously joyful and in many way enlightening ride.  – Anne Mette Lundtofte

Following the success of her autumn fiction-writing course, the British novelist Liz Jensen is offering a 6-week course in non-fiction and life writing, with two guest workshops hosted by life-writing consultant Stephanie Parker. The Thursday evenings will consist of tutorials, writing exercises (some of which will involve fiction-writing), and discussions. Though the teaching will be in English, participants are encouraged to write in whatever language they choose. The course also includes two hours of personalized editorial feedback: this is available by appointment (usually just before the class) or online. 

Date: 7 March-11 April inclusive. 

Time: Thursdays from 7-9 pm. 

Price: 3500 kroner per person, to be paid in full in advance. 

  1. Saying Hello: Choosing your subject and discovering your voice. 

  2. What is the story, and whose is it? Subject-matter and the narrative self.  

  3. Why read on? Developing compelling narratives, and the art of self-editing. 

  4. Where and When? Setting: establishing your narrative in time and place. 

  5. The Narrative Arc: How stories are structured, and how yours can find its shape. Troubleshooting your own work, presentation, and 

  6. Saying Goodbye: How to take your writing to the next stage 

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