Spike Island

Creative writing workshop for adultsRewriting Fiction


Saturday 8 April 2017, 1–3pm


Free, booking advised

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Join Sian Norris in this workshop designed to support the redrafting process. Explore techniques for revising dialogue, adding emotion and action via setting and share your ideas on what is and isn’t working. You are also welcome to use the space to simply work on your own writing.

Free, booking advised

Novelist, short story writer, journalist and poet Sian Norris is writer-in-residence at Spike Island (January to end of April 2017), developing a new novel and running a series of workshops and literary events. 

In association with the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival.


Sian Norris

Sian Norris is a novelist, short-story writer, poet and feminist activist. She is the founder and director of the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival and the co-editor of the Read Women project. She runs the feminist blog sianandcrookedrib.blogspot.com and has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman3am Magazine and Open Democracy. Her first book, Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue came out in 2013. She is currently working on a novel based on the life of Gertrude Stein which in 2016 was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize.

Follow Sian on Twitter: @sianushka