Arty West Hampstead just got even artier. Legendary award-winning author and journalist Charles Shaar Murray brings his HOTHOUSE PROJECT: JOURNALISM AS CRAFT AND ART writing course to Emmanuel Church on West End Green NW6 this month.
Even in leafy West Hampstead, not everybody wants to write — but everybody who does want to write wants to write better. You know who you are: writers, editors, beginners, veterans wanting to raise their game, bloggers and the mildly curious. You want your writing to be sharper, smoother, wittier, clearer, crisper, more evocative, more accurate, more expressive, more entertaining, more professional … just better.
Now help is so close that locals can virtually roll out of bed — pausing only to grab shoes and laptop — and into the snappiest and most stimulating writing course in town.
Charles Shaar Murray’s course commences Thursday evenings, September 26 for eight weeks, bringing you face-to-face with ‘the rock writers’ rock writer‘, ‘the original gunslinger’, ‘The Johnny Cash of rock journalism’ and ‘the Yoda of music writing’, whose four decades at the forefront of British cultural journalism earned him admirers like Danny Boyle, Tony Visconti, Wilko Johnson and Joe Strummer.
The Hothouse Project covers virtually every aspect of journalism, focusing on the craft necessary to create it efficiently and the artistic sensibility needed to do it beautifully.
And if all else fails, just ask him about memorable encounters with the likes of Bob Marley, Keith Richards, David Bowie or Miles Davis.
“I can’t guarantee,” CSM says, “to make you a great writer, or a wealthy one. What I CAN guarantee is to make a better writer than you were when you arrived.”
The Hothouse Project
‘Journalism as Craft and Art writing course’
Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 1JU
7-9pm, Thursdays 26 September – 14 November
T: 07961 144905