An Evesham Festival of Words Event: In 2022 Simon Whaley delivered a great workshop on Travel Writing. He returns in 2023 for a workshop on Creative Non-Fiction, which he says is not about making up facts! Instead, it’s about being creative in how we convey those facts. Whether you enjoy writing travel, biography or memoir, nature/landscape pieces, food writing or simply want to improve your journalling, creative non-fiction can transform your writing, and, therefore, your reader’s experience. This two-hour workshop will explore four creative non-fiction techniques that will make your true stories read like fiction.

Simon began writing in his early teens and after a couple of years saw his first published piece (a word-search puzzle!). Fifteen years later, in January 2004, he packed in the day job to become a full-time writer. He’s the bestselling author of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human, among other books, the writer of several hundred British travel, walking and general magazine features, and he’s a bit of a photographer, too! Tickets: £15 (including tea/coffee and cake).