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The Essentials of Good Writing with Jay Rayner

The Essentials of Good Writing with Jay Rayner

In response to huge popular demand, we are once more offering you a chance to join the award-winning restaurant critic, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner for his famed writing masterclass, both in person and streamed online. During this 90-minute class Jay, who was named Critic of The Year in the 2023 UK Press Awards, will explore one of the great unspoken complications of good writing: how to write repeatedly about the same subject and still keep your prose interesting for both your readers and yourself. 

As a restaurant critic for over 24 years, you may think subjects such as food, service and decor are Jay'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 a way as possible. And that applies not just to food and restaurants, but to any subject. As a journalist with over 35 years-experience, who has written about everything from crime and politics, to film, theatre and social policy, that’s something Jay knows a lot about. 

With the chance to ask your own questions and receive guidance from a leading voice in the industry, you won’t want to pass up a seat at this table. 

Duration: 90 mins

“Just about transcribed half of the Jay Rayner talk from yesterday. So many notes with many useful gems to take away and use in the future.“ 

“It was a fantastic class. Thank you. I would highly recommend.”  

“Easily the best 90 minutes I’ve spent in a basement in Soho.” 

This event is now available on demand until 21 October 2023. 

Discounted tickets for the stream are available for stundents/unemployed on an honesty basis. To access these tickets, add the stream ticket to your basket as normal, and select student/unemployed option from the dropdown menu at the checkout.