Finding Your Voice | Free Word

19 May 2020

Presented by:
Patrice Lawrence and The Literary Consultancy


In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK, we have been revising plans for our season.

We are happy to say that this event will be transformed into online content. More information about this coming soon!


Reconnect with your reasons for writing, with Patrice Lawrence

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

In this inspiring and introspective workshop with Patrice Lawrence from The Literary Consultancy, writers will be tasked with identifying their motivation for writing, so that they can connect with readers on a deeper, more powerful, level.

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.

This workshop is open to everyone regardless of writing experience.

TLC is offering two free places to writers unable to afford the ticket fee for this workshop. To apply in confidence, please email with a brief note about why you would like a ticket. If you require travel or access assistance, please let us know in your email.

19 May 2020
- / Bursaries available

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.


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