Writing for Publication workshop with Jacqueline Crooks - Leeds International Festival
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#LEEDSINTFEST 2 - 12 MAY, 2019
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Tuesday 7 May
18:00 - 20:30

Writing for Publication workshop with Jacqueline Crooks

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Image credit: Jacqueline Crooks


We partner with Peepal Tree Press (a wholly independent publishing company based in Leeds, part of the crucial independent sector outside London), to bring you ‘Writing for Publication’. This workshop forms part of our The Sunday Practise – Festival Edition event.

‘Writing for Publication’ is a workshop facilitated by poet Jacqueline Crooks, whose work has been published broadly, from Virago and Granta. Bring along existing work (or just a pen and paper) to this workshop, where you will explore different literary devices that work well for the page, and learn about different strategies for getting published – from someone with first-hand experience of the trials and tribulations of being, and becoming, an author.

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Writing for Publication workshop with Jacqueline Crooks

Tuesday 7 May 18:00 - 20:30
Free (tickets required)
Peepal Tree Press
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Jacqueline Crooks is a Jamaican-born British writer. She writes stories about migration and sub-cultures.

She has a BSc (Hons, 1st) from Roehampton University and an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University.
She is the recipient of an Arts Council England Individual Artist award for her writing.

Jacqueline’s stories have been published by Peepal Tree Press, Woven Tale Press, Virago, Granta, Mslexia and Vanguard Readings.

Jacqueline’s debut collection, The Ice Migration, is published by Peepal Tree Press and is available from Amazon. Read her article in Pride Magazine: here

She is also listed in the Breaking Ground list of the best British Writers of Colour – www.speaking-volumes.org.uk

She is working on a Mash-Up Memoir, a novel using elements of life writing, fiction, and music.