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A Column Writing Masterclass with Jay Rayner

A Column Writing Masterclass with Jay Rayner

This event will be LIVE from Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel on 29th January 2022, and livestreamed via Fane Online. The stream will be available to watch on demand for 7 days after the inital broadcast. 

Building on the huge success of Jay Rayner’s lockdown writing masterclasses, the award-winning restaurant critic, writer and broadcaster is back with a live and online masterclass in the New Year. Find out how to approach one of the great unspoken complications of journalism: how to write regularly about the same subject and still keep your opinions, and writing, interesting both for your readers and yourself.

As a restaurant critic, you may think subjects such as food, service and decor are Jay Rayner's meat and drink. In reality his reviews are used as a springboard to discuss sex, death, love, war, theatre, film, politics and so much more. As Jay explains, what matters is identifying the story, and then communicating it in as entertaining as way as possible, whatever the subject happens to be.

Class description

An entertaining online masterclass in which Jay Rayner will explore the methods and structural tricks he employs to take trips off-piste in his reviews, and how he keeps writing about the same topic over an extended period, by constantly changing the subject. For anyone interested in good writing, be they journalist or PR, blogger or copywriter, or for those who simply want to improve their prose. Questions will be taken throughout, both from the in-person and online audience.

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