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Writing Gothic Fiction

30 September @ 18:30 - 21:00


In this session, participants will have the chance to explore the history and origins of Gothic fiction, the tenets of what makes something Gothic, and how to write in the field through a host of practical exercises. With an illustrious history and cross-genre appeal, the Gothic is an exciting area for writers with a huge range of possibilities for new ideas and wonderful stories.

You will…

  • Explore the history of Gothic fiction, including some of the main classic and recent titles
  • Establish the qualities, archetypes and tropes that exist within Gothic fiction
  • Look at how these qualities can be delivered as well as how they might be broken within the genre, or to expand beyond the genre
  • Investigate the importance of atmosphere and setting with Gothic fiction

About Alex Davis

Alex Davis is a writer, lecturer, tutor and events organiser based in Derby. As a tutor, he has run over 30 courses and a wide range of individual writing workshops around the East Midlands, as well as a spell as Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby. As an event organiser, he coordinates the annual genre fiction festivals Edge-Lit and Sledge-Lit in his capacity as Literature Officer for Derby’s QUAD venue. He also copy-edits and proofreads for a range of mainstream and independent presses.

Alex Davis

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Tickets cost £13 for NWS members and £19 general admission. Book your place, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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30 September
18:30 - 21:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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