Press Release

21 January 2011

Famous games writer Naomi Alderman will host an exclusive workshop on 22 February 2011 at University Centre Folkestone.

University Centre Folkestone
University Centre Folkestone

The Sunday Times ‘Young Writer of the Year’ winner will lead a hands-on, practical masterclass and workshop looking at some of the best digital and games writing.

The session is aimed to identify the skills needed to create good digital writing and to help you choose the right game style to work on. The workshop will also include a narrative and characters developing activity, as well as group and individual work.

All work will be showcased and the session will end with a question and answers round.

Naomi Alderman, writer of online games and novelist, said: “Computer games are now the biggest entertainment industry in the world - but the quality of their writing often lags behind. For those who are interested in finding out more about digital writing, this exclusive masterclass and workshop will help you create game ideas, characters and storylines. “

The workshop will be run on Tuesday 22 February at University Centre Folkestone, The Glassworks, Mill Bay (off Tontine St) from 10am until 4pm.

Attendance is free but places need to be booked in advance as there are only 15 available.
For more information and to book a place, please contact Jane Seaman on 01303 760600 or at


Notes to Editor

Naomi Alderman

Tutor Naomi Alderman’s first novel, Disobedience, was published in 2006 and translated into 10 languages, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as a Book at Bedtime and won the Orange Award for New Writers. 

In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. In 2009, Naomi was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and in April 2010, Penguin published her second novel, The Lessons.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

• As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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