NAW Public Edit at St Hilda's College, Oxford 2015

Thursday, 01 October 2015

On 13 October the NAW Public Edit will take place at St Hilda's College, Oxford, from 6-8pm. The evening will follow the standard NAW format, where the first hour is the unique NAW Public Edit for which everyone with a ticket can submit a text of up to 2000 words, in any genre of fiction or non-fiction.

Two texts will be chosen at random and distributed to ticket-holders in advance - novelist, non-fiction writer and NAW Director Richard Beard will then publicly edit these texts, working on the principle that writers face similar challenges and an edit for one is an edit for all.

 
In the second hour at St Hilda's, in the fabulous Jacqueline du Pré Music Buildingnovelist Mark Watson will talk about his process as a 
writer, taking the 'pen or word-processor?' question seriously. How as awriter does Mark Watson get the work of writing done? Every life has its distractions, perhaps especially the life of an internationally renowned stand-up comedian, so how does Mark succeed in fixing the words on the page?

£10 tickets available here