Jonathan Kemp, one of Queerguru’s Contributing Editors in London is also an award winning author . His debut novel London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) was acclaimed by The Guardian as an “ambitious, fast-moving, and sharply written work” and by Time Out as “a thoroughly absorbing and pacy read.” It was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award in 2011. A story collection, Twentysix was published by Myriad in November 2011, followed by a second novel, Ghosting, in March 2015. His first book of non-fiction, The Penetrated Male, was published by Punctum Books in 2012, with a second, Homotopia? Gay Identity, Sameness & the Politics of Desire in 2016.
Kemp has been teaching creative writing for twenty years and is currently at Middlesex University, and he is also been engaged to lead a session at London’s Lit Lab.
He told Queerguru that the aim of his session is for us to consider, as LGBTQIA+ writers, what it means to tell our queer stories and how we might go about it. Whether you’re new to writing or a seasoned wordsmith, this workshop is designed to generate ideas and stories through a combination of writing exercises and readings/discussion of other queer narratives, by authors such as Maggie Nelson and Neil Bartlett.
Course fee: £115 early bird bookings. £139 full fee. Date and Time: Saturday 25th January, 10am-4pm Location: Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD To book a place on this course, please click HERE.