“Beating Writer’s Block” with Marvin Close

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A writer whose latest book, More Than Just A Game:  Football V Apartheid, was published earlier in the spring, is leading “Beating Writer’s Block”, leads the last workshop of the current session for Barton upon Humber based Fathom Writers.

Marvin Close has delivered numerous writing workshops and lectures at universities, colleges, arts festivals and schools and was a guest tutor for three years on Leeds Metropolitan University’s MA in Screenwriting as well as working extensively as a writer for the Arts Council.

Marvin, who co-wrote the book with sports history academic Professor Chuck Korr, is passionate in his belief that encouraging, supporting and inspiring people to write can offer valuable routes into helping better understand and express their needs, wants and desires, and show them how engaging with and celebrating the sheer unalloyed joys of being creative can positively change the way they view life’s challenges

Marvin is also currently writing a series of sensory books aimed at children with profound special needs which will come complete with a CD of sounds, music and special effects that try to engage children through all the senses, further reinforcing and re-emphasising key moments within the text of the stories.

A former writer-in-residence at Manchester’s Library Theatre, his stage plays include the award-winning comedy Dorothy Parker’s Dead; and a political history of Hull dockers, No Surrender

Marvin has also written more than 70 episodes of Emmerdale and scripted episodes for The Story of Tracey Beaker and storylined more than 200 Coronation Street shows as well as writing for BBC Radio Four.

The workshop is being held this Saturday (June 19) from 10am until 12noon and costs £10 or £5 for Fathom Writers members. Booking is essential for and can be made by emailing fw@the-ropewalk.co.uk or telephoning 01652 660380.

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