London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Shaun Levin

Contributors

Shaun Levin is the author of Seven Sweet Things, Snapshots of The Boy, and other books. He has written about the hidden lives of the artists Isaac Rosenberg and Mark Gertler. He is the director of Treehouse Press, and has recently launched Writing Maps, an illustrated creative writing resource. Visit him at shaunlevin.com and writingmaps.com.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A practical creative writing workshop on the importance of the hidden and unspoken in fiction and memoir. Secrets and secret places create mystery and tension, as well as good ingredients for story and character development. Explore, through writing and sharing stories, the secret meeting places and hidden gems of this city. Participants created fiction out of their own indiscretions, and invented characters with disturbing addictions, secret crushes, and unbearable tsures. 

2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

This practical afternoon workshop got our JBW audience writing a bedtime story to read to their loved ones. They had the chance to explore some of the elements of a good bedtime story: drama, tension, adventure, goodies, baddies, and a happy end, and learnt how to tell a story that will put someone to sleep... without boring them!

2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

This practical creative writing workshop looked at ways of turning your own experiences and memories into moving and amusing Yiddish short stories. Through writing exercises and a close reading of works by writers such as YL Peretz and Sholem Aleichem we explored the humour, courage and imagination that go into transforming crisis into comedy, and discovered the inspiration in frustration.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse Walks Into a Bar at a ceremony...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, The Power, it was announced...
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.