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One Story: 365 Words

Part of New Music Biennial

Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story, led by novelist James Robertson.

Learn how a strict word-count can liberate your imagination and help you focus on essentials when telling your story. The workshop includes time for discussion and the chance to try writing your own 365-word tale.

Over the course of a year, Robertson set himself the task of writing a 365-word story every day.

His book 365: Stories was the inspiration for Aidan O’Rourke’s composition of 365 fiddle tunes, also completed in one year.

He is the author of six novels and four short story collections, including The Testament of Gideon Mack (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), Joseph Knight, And the Land Lay Still and To Be Continued.

Dates & times

6 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue Side


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Event information
Please bring a notebook and something to write with.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for people who would otherwise not be able to access this course due to financial circumstances. For more information and to apply for a bursary place please contact with the name of the course in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2019.

Related events
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 12 noon: Fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke, author James Robertson and Kit Downes (on harmonium and piano) perform an arrangement of three of the tunes and stories. These works are a New Music Biennial commission.