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Writing Conflict in Fiction

With Michael Donkor

Saturday 25 May, 10.00am

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

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Tickets: £25.00 - £35.00

Bring your characters to life and propel your story forward by learning how to create conflict in your fiction writing. Learn tips and trips from Michael Donkor, author of Hold (shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize) and Grow Where They Fall.

In this session, we’ll explore the role and possibilities of conflict within your fiction writing. Focusing on moments of tension between protagonists, we’ll concentrate on dialogue and think about how to create engaging, energetic arguments on the page, reflecting on what is said and what remains thrillingly unsaid. We’ll consider, too, how we can construct arguments to subtly give readers a deeper and more complicated understanding of characters and their relationships with each other.


Michael Donkor was born in London to Ghanaian parents. He studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, followed by a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. His first novel, Hold, was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prizes. He is a frequent contributor to outlets including the Guardian, the TLS and the Independent.


Important information

Venue: National Centre for Writing , Dragon Hall

Age guidance: 18+

Duration: 2hrs

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Tickets: £35.00

Concessions: £25 for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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25 May

10:00 am

£25.00 - £35.00

City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.



Masthead image: Michael Donkor © David Yiu

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