04 May 2018

Introducing the new HW Fisher scholarship winner

Kiare Ladner, HW Fisher Scholar
by Katie Smart

We’re delighted to announce that the latest HW Fisher scholarship, enabling one talented writer of limited financial means to study on one of our London-based creative writing courses for free, has been awarded to Kiare Ladner for her novel-in-progress Nightshift.

Nightshift is a story of obsession set in London’s liminal world of nightshift workers. It’s concerned with what happens when the central character wants to plunge herself into nihilism, when she meets someone she actually wants to be. It also looks at ambivalent female friendship, made additionally fraught when related to complex sexuality.

We were hugely impressed by Kiare’s interesting idea and captivating writing, and are delighted that she has joined us on the Spring three-month course, led by tutor Charlotte Mendelson.

Kiare says: ‘I was thrilled to be given the HW Fisher Scholarship. It has come at an incredibly helpful time when I am trying to work out how to move forward as a writer.  I am excited to have Charlotte Mendelson as a tutor, and hugely appreciate the generous input which agents and publishers give to the course. I also look forward to my writing practice being enriched by giving feedback and support to other writers, learning from them as I do so.’

Kiare Ladner is the fifth HW Fisher scholarship student. The Curtis Brown Creative team is hugely grateful to HW Fisher & Company Chartered Accountants for their ongoing support of our courses through the scholarship program, which has been running since Autumn 2016. You can find out more about HW Fisher and the scholarship opportunity by clicking here. The next HW Fisher scholarship will run this Autumn – make sure you continue to be signed up to our newsletter to receive early news when it opens for applications.

To learn more about HW Fisher and the work they do, click here.

Our next London-based novel-writing course with Simon Wroe starts in September, find out how to apply here.

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