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  • Colin Thubron: evoking a sense of place

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    Watch travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron talking about how to evoke a sense of place in fiction.

    The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundation, offering aspiring writers the opportunity to explore different aspects of writing fiction. For more on this series, and for top tips and reading lists from past tutors, visit www.rsliterature.org Show less
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    • RSL AGM Shakespeare Performances - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 340 views
      From the Royal Society of Literature AGM 2016: Harriet Walter and Tim Piggott-Smith read extracts from Shakespeare, directed by Richard Eyre.
    • On Shakespeare sonnets - Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 321 views
      This spring marks 400 years since William Shakespeare's death. To commemorate this, a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations co-ordinated by King's College London, h...
    • Howard Jacobson: how to write a comic novel - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,329 views
      Howard Jacobson gave a class on writing comic novels at Somerset House.
    • Deborah Moggach: Adapting books into films - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 784 views
      Deborah Moggach gave a class on adapting books into films at Llandrindod Wells Library, Wales in October 2015.
    • Royal Society of Literature trailer - passing on the word - Duration: 5 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 861 views
      A trailer showcasing the RSL's work.
    • Kamila Shamsie Writing the Unfamiliar - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,901 views
      'Write what you know’ is one of the most common pieces of advice about writing fiction. But writing can and should be a process of discovery for writers – sometimes the discovery comes from mining...
    • Bernardine Evaristo: on character - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,414 views
      Watch novelist and playwright Bernardine Evaristo on constructing character in fiction.

      The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundati...
    • Peter Kemp: reviewing literary fiction - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,286 views
      Watch Chief Fiction Reviewer of the Sunday Times, Peter Kemp, on writing book reviews.

      The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundatio...
    • Penelope Lively: writing memory - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,298 views
      Watch Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Lively on how memory informs her fiction.

      The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundatio...
    • Colin Thubron: evoking a sense of place - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,049 views
      Watch travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron talking about how to evoke a sense of place in fiction.

      The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker...
    • Hilary Mantel in conversation with Harriet Walter (Full) - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 13,958 views
      Recorded 11 September 2014, Union Chapel, London

      In a recent Guardian interview, the actress Harriet Walter reflected on the impossibility of ever really knowing another human being. Yet, like the...
    • Hilary Mantel and Harriet Walter (taster) - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 508 views
      The lives of others

      In a recent Guardian interview, the actress Harriet Walter reflected on the impossibility of ever really knowing another human being. Yet, like the novelist Hilary Mantel, she ...
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