Writing Your Life with Kerry Hudson
and Sam Ruddock

Spread the Word is pleased to offer a free life writing workshop with bestselling author Kerry Hudson and producer Sam Ruddock.

This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, please email hello@spreadtheword.org.uk mentioning the workshop title, your name and phone number and if we are able to offer you a place we’ll be in touch.

Every narrative has power and yours deserves to be heard.

Join bestselling author Kerry Hudson and publisher and producer Sam Ruddock to explore how you can bring you past to life.

Whatever your life story, regardless of whether you’ve ever seen it in books before, we will take your through exercises and share experience and expertise to help you unlock the power of writing your story.
Spread the Word is pleased to be able to offer this workshop for free. We ask that if you book yourself a place, you come along, or you let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to make it so we can offer the space to someone else.

Later in the evening, Kerry will perform Lowborn at Brockley’s Rock chip shop. You can get tickets for that, subject to availability, here. Please note that this workshop and the event are being ticketed separately: spreadtheword.org.uk/events/kerry-hudson-lowborn-down-the-chipper/

Brockley’s Rock is one and a half miles away from Deptford Lounge. You can see a map here: goo.gl/maps/fw8GY61HvjXbKtTc7

This workshop is presented in conjunction with Story Machine Productions.

Deptford Lounge

Workshop facilitators

Kerry Hudson

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Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Her first novel, TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA was published in 2012 by Chatto & Windus (Penguin Random House) and was the winner of the Scottish First Book Award while also being shortlisted for the Southbank Sky Arts Literature Award, Guardian First Book Award, Green Carnation Prize, Author’s Club First Novel Prize and the Polari First Book Award. Kerry’s second novel, THIRST, was published in 2014 by Chatto & Windus and won France’s most prestigious award for foreign fiction the Prix Femina Étranger. It was also shortlisted for the European Premio Strega in Italy. Her books are also available in the US (Penguin), France (Editions Philippe Rey), Italy (Minimum Fax) and Turkey.

Her non-fiction memoir, LOWBORN, takes her back to the towns of her childhood as she investigates her own past and what it means to be poor in Britain today.

Kerry founded The WoMentoring Project and has written for Grazia, Guardian Review, Observer New Review and the Metro newspaper. She has represented the British Council in South Korea, mentored with IdeasTap Inspires and TLC, teaches for the Arvon Foundation and was commissioned by the Writers’ Centre Norwich to give a provocation on diversity as part of their ‘National Conversation’ series.

Sam Ruddock

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