Writing Queer Love: “An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose”

Wed 7 February 2024
Tutor / Rachel Dawson
Course Fee / From £14 per person
Genres / FictionNon-FictionPoetry
Language / English

6.00 – 7.30 pm

In this cross-genre workshop, author Rachel Dawson will look at different techniques and ideas for writing love, thinking about areas such as dialogue and atmosphere of a scene as well as ways of writing about different forms of intimacy. The course will provide a safe and nurturing space for new and experienced writers alike who work across multiple forms.


Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson is a lesbian, working-class Welsh writer. In 2020, she was awarded a bursary by Literature Wales, which enabled her to write her debut novel, Neon Roses (John Murray Press, 2023). Neon Roses was described by Sarah Waters as, “a big-hearted story about finding your feet and following your heart, set against a beautifully-realised backdrop of 1980s British life. Tender, sexy, uplifting and fun.” Rachel was born in Swansea and has done a variety of jobs, including selling sausage rolls and vibrators (not at the same time), and volunteering for an MP. She now works in the third sector and lives with her wife in Cardiff.

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