Poets! Come to our writer in residence Claire Askew’s poetry masterclass and watch your poems transform on the page. Claire is an empathetic, eloquent and above all effective teacher, and she’ll have your poems whipped into shape in no time. If you’re serious about improving your craft, then you need to come along. You’ll have a brilliant time, and come away with a real sense of improved technique and buoyed enthusiasm.
Claire Askew’s debut novel, All The Hidden Truths, won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as an unfinished first draft. Ten rewrites later, the novel was sold to Hodder and Stoughton in a four-way auction. All The Hidden Truths is now on its fourteenth (and final!) draft and will be published in hardback in August of this year. Come along to this crime writing masterclass with Claire to find out more about her publishing journey, and pick up some hints and tips for your own crime novel.
Claire is also a published poet — her debut collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 and shortlisted for a variety of awards including the Saltire First Book Award and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Claire currently works as the Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh and is also our Writer in Residence at Golden Hare Books!