The Art and Craft of Editing Workshop - Applications Open

The Art and Craft of Editing Workshop - Applications Open

Issued: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:18:00 GMT

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Application Deadline: 28th January

Event Date: 21st February

Location: SGSAH Offices, Glasgow

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities is hosting a whole day workshop on the art and craft of editing your written work.

The editing process is a vital step in improving your work. This workshop will analyse this key process in a collaborative manner. You will critically evaluate your own work and that of your peers to consider both the practical aspects of editing and the broader impact self-editing and editorial feedback can have on your writing.

Places are available to any doctoral researcher in the arts & humanities registered at a SGSAH member HEI in their fourth, third or second year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).

The workshop is facilitated by noted authors and Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows Cherise Saywell and Katie Grant

Cherise Saywell is a novelist and short-story writer. She was born and brought up in Australia and has lived in Scotland since 1996. She has published novels and short stories, winning the VS Pritchett memorial prize in 2003 and was runner up in the Asham award in 2009 and the Salt prize in 2012. Before writing fiction, Cherise read English and cultural studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and spent eight years employed as an academic researcher both in Australia and Scotland. She has also worked in television production and sports publishing.

Kathryn (Katie) Grant has published ten novels to date, including Blood Red Horse which was a Booklist top ten pick and its sequel Green Jasper which was shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Mail Scottish children's award. As Katie Grant, she is also a current-affairs commentator having been a regular written and broadcast contributor to Scottish media. Prior to becoming an RLF Fellow she also set up subject-based online writing skills materials for the University of Glasgow.

Applicants should complete the application form and send it to by Sunday 28th January. Successful applicants will submit a writing sample of 500 words for use during the day and answer two questions ahead of time which will be used to facilitate discussion. SGSAH will reimburse travel costs in line with our travel policy.