There were so many online educational opportunities during lockdown, it made me realise how much I miss learning (is that an age thing?!) And while I still have nightmares about taking my school exams, I loved all the workshops, talks, and masterclasses - it even prompted me to launch my own free writing masterclass, Kick Start Your Book With Karen!
So, with that in mind, here are a few upcoming online reading and writing events that you might like!
Kick Start Your Book With Karen
Tuesday 30 June, 2 pm UAE, 11 am UK
This free class takes you through my 8-Step-System that I've used to write three books in three years. Click here to register.
Reporting the Stories in Changed, Strange Times by Emirates Literature Foundation
Thursday 2 July, 7:30 pm UAE, 4:30 pm UK
The way reporters get their story has change dramatically in the last decade. Has the impact of Twitter rewritten all the rules? With award winning Sunday Times journalist Christina Lamb and Sultan Al Qassemi political commentator.
Author Interview Prue Leith by Lockdown Lit Fest
Friday 3 July, 12 noon UAE, 3 pm UK
Here she discusses what her novels mean to her, and where they come from and her new cook book The Vegetarian Kitchen.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Saturday 15 August – Monday 31 August
Over 100 events for adults, families, and children will be available for this special online edition.
Masterpieces of World Literature by Harvard University
This free 12-week course will teach you about the history of world literature, how to analyse literary works and how books are transformed by cultural transmission.