Workshop: Jarred McGinnis (US/FR)

A portrait of author Jarred McGinnis in front of a leafy backdrop

(Online Event)

DATE: 6th Sept, 2022
TIME: 19:00 – 21:00 (Amsterdam & Paris) / 18:00 – 20:00 (London & Lagos) / 13:00 -15:00 (New York & Nassau)
Fee: €25

It’s not you, it’s me

Whether you’re writing memoir, autofiction or fiction, this 2-hour online workshop will help you hone your writing voice, develop your characters when you are using memory and personal experience as your starting point.

Hear from Jarred McGinnis, who was chosen by the Guardian as one of the UK’s ten best emerging writers.  Learn from his experience writing and publishing his successful debut novel, The Coward, selected for BBC 2’s Between the Covers, BBC Radio 2’s Book Club and listed for the Barbellion Prize.

“His characters are vivid and impossible to forget, and he has an underlying optimism about the various ways in which muddled lives shake down and settle into something better.” THE TIMES

Register for this workshop on our Strange Birds MeetUp events page. If you’re not a member of MeetUp, you can sign up free of charge. If you would prefer not to join MeetUp but would still like to register for this workshop, contact:, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

About The Coward

Question: What’s worse than being in a wheelchair? Answer: Being a fuck-up in a wheelchair.

After a car accident Jarred discovers he’ll never walk again. Confined to a ‘giant roller-skate’, he finds himself with neither money nor job. Worse still, he’s forced to live back home with the father he hasn’t spoken to in ten years.

Add in a shoplifting habit, an addiction to painkillers and the fact that total strangers now treat him like he’s an idiot, it’s a recipe for self-destruction. How can he stop himself careering out of control?

You can register for this workshop in two ways:

Via our MeetUp events page. If you are not a member of MeetUp you can join for free.


By emailing: and we’ll put your name on the list.

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Registrants will be provided with a link to join at least one hour before the workshop starts. Writers at every level are welcome, however places are limited. If you have any questions, please contact