Get in Touch

Workshop : We all know how to write. We may know how to write well. But is our writing the best that it can be?

by on July 1, 2014 in Events, Events & Awards, Lead Article, News you can use

19.09.2014: Workshop, 9:30am-12:30pm

how to: Write Better English (for Business or Pleasure)

with Sam Leith

Buy tickets

Tips from the professionals, with Sam Leith.  We all know how to write. We may know how to write well. But is our writing the best that it can be? How many of us can produce strong and clear sentences, getting our point across in as few words as possible – and all of them the right words? Whether we are writing an essay, a report, a memo, or simply a straightforward letter, making our prose seem effortless can be the hardest part of the day.

In this rescue workshop, Sam Leith – Evening Standard columnist, novelist, and acclaimed author of You Talkin’ To Me? Rhetoric From Aristotle to Obama – will get back to the basics of plain style. You will be given a lesson in grammar, tone, sentence construction, the right and wrong use of specialist language, and the avoidance of cliché. Students, employees and employers, bring your pens and learn the secret of keeping it simple.


Repeated due to popular demand.

Sam Leith

Sam Leith

Sam Leith is a freelance writer. A former Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph, his work appears regularly in the Evening Standard, Spectator, Prospect, the Guardian and the Sunday Times. His novel, The Coincidence Engine, appeared on the Waterstone’s Eleven list of the best first novels of 2011 and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman PG Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.

His most recent book, You Talkin’ To Me? Rhetoric From Aristotle to Obama was described by reviewers as “elegant, concise and frequently very funny”, “erudite”, and “immensely entertaining”. He is married with two children and lives and works in North London. He’s 39.

Buy tickets

 

Print article