‘Critical reading, critical writing’:

LONDON CLASSES (November 2019–April 2020)


LONDON CLASSES for the ‘Critical reading, critical writing’ course will commence on Monday 11 November 2019 and run on a monthly basis for six sessions:

  • Monday 11 November 2019 (18:30–20:30) – Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time

  • Monday 9 December 2019 (18:30–20:30) – Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier

  • Monday 13 January 2020 (18:30–20:30) – Angela Carter, Wise Children

  • Monday 10 February 2020 (18:30–20:30) – James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

  • Monday 16 March 2020 (18:30–20:30) – Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

  • Monday 13 April 2020 (18:30–20:30) – Preti Taneja, We that are young.

Venue. Classes will be held in Bloomsbury at the Art Workers Guild.

Fees. The total cost of the course is £160.* This is payable in advance, non-refundable, and includes a free copy of Preti Taneja’s We that are young, which will be posted to you after booking.

Class tutor. The class tutor is Galley Beggar co-director and Guardian books journalist Sam Jordison.

Further booking details. To book your place on the course, simply click on the link below. After your payment has been processed and your account created, Sam will be in touch (usually within 48 hours) to offer any further information and welcome you to the class.   

*Low-earner spaces. One place per course will be made freely available to a writer on a low-income. We do not ask for proof of income or any other information (we want to respect your right to privacy), and in the first instance you should simply email info@galleybeggar.co.uk, with ‘Critical reading’ in the subject line. Do be advised that these sessions will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, and are likely to fill up swiftly.