Finding Your Voice | Free Word

19 May 2020

Presented by:
Patrice Lawrence and The Literary Consultancy


An online workshop to complete in your own time

An online workshop to complete in your own time. Curated by The Literary Consultancy (TLC).

How do writers find their creative voice, to become more purposeful storytellers?

Often, we become obsessed with ‘what’ is written, and neglect to connect with ‘why’ we write in the first place. By focusing on our personal experiences, we will try to re-connect with our reasons for writing, and what we want to achieve with our voice.

In this inspiring and introspective free workshop with award-winning novelist Patrice Lawrence, writers will be tasked with identifying their motivation for writing, so that they can connect with readers on a deeper, more powerful, level.

This workshop is a video and downloadable text resource, for you to complete in your own time. Click here to start the online workshop!

19 May 2020


Patrice Lawrence and The Literary Consultancy


Patrice Lawrence


Patrice Lawrence is an award-winning fiction writer. Orangeboy, her debut book for young adults, was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award, and won the Bookseller YA Prize and Waterstones Prize for Older Children's Fiction. Indigo Donut won the Bristol Crimefest Prize for YA. Rose, Interrupted, published in July 2019, was children's book of the week in the Sunday Times. All three YA books have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her stories for younger readers include Diver’s Daughter - a Tudor Tale, part of Scholastic's Voices series inspired by the UK's Black and Asian history, and A Bob and a Weave for the new Malory Towers reboot. Prior to full time writing, Patrice worked in the charity sector for more than 20 years. She was born in Brighton, grew up in an Italian-Trinidadian family and occasionally pops up on Radio 4 and in The Guardian.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible.

• Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
• There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. All our toilets are individual, gender neutral cubicles.
• The hearing loop will not be available for this even.t
• The foyer and café areas are our designated quiet spaces – if you need to leave the event at any time, you’re welcome to use these areas.
• If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.