Writing in The Second Person – workshop with Lara Williams

  • DATE

    9 October 2021

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Prize-winning novelist and short story author Lara Williams, will be facilitating an in-person writers’ workshop

Centred around the advantages and challenges of writing in the second person. The workshop will include studying the effectiveness of various pieces of fiction written in the second person, and the sensory / emotional / ethical implications of this. It will look at short fiction by Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood and Junot Diaz.

Join us for this in-person workshop at Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre, hosted by Oldham Libraries and Comma Press.

Lara Williams is a writer based in Manchester. Her novel Supper Club was published in Spring 2019 by Hamish Hamilton (UK) and Putnam & Sons (US). It won The Guardian’s Not The Booker prize and has been translated into six languages. Her debut short story collection Treats was published by Freight Books in 2016 and in the US by Flatiron in 2017 under the title A Selfie As Big As The Ritz. The collection was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. A new novel is forthcoming in 2022.