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Wordsmithy Workshop for Writers
September 21, 2016 - September 23, 2016
Where good writers go to get better.
Whether you’re an accomplished writer, an aspiring writer, or simply an appreciative reader of good writing, you’ll fit right in at Wordsmithy.
This year we are pleased to welcome
Hitchens, born in a British imperial outpost in 1951, son of an officer in the Royal Navy, just as that empire was dying, is an author, journalist and commentator. His best-known books are The Abolition of Britain and The Rage Against God, but he has also written books about British politics, crime, justice and liberty and the non-existent ‘war on drugs.’ Once an atheist and revolutionary socialist, he is now a Christian social and moral conservative, but not a neo-conservative. He is slightly famous in his home country, the Ukay (formerly known as Great Britain) and not famous at all in the USA. He spent his college years in the ancient city of York studying and practicing Marxism-Leninism, but says he has since received a proper education thanks to what he terms a 40-year remedial course at the University of Fleet Street, working on British national newspapers. He thinks he has reported from 57 different countries, including Iceland, Burma, Kazakhstan, the Falkland Islands and North Korea, and has lived as a resident correspondent in Moscow (1990-92) and Washington DC (1993-95).
He is married with three children and lives in Oxford, the nearest thing he has to a home-town after a lifetime of wandering about.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops on a variety of writing-related topics.
Talk to our speakers, meet other participants, and enjoy light entertainment (TBD).
Your registration fee includes catered meals around which the conversation can continue.
Small groups allow personal interaction with each of our speakers.
Seating is limited.
Your paid registration reserves your spot in the workshop.