Back by popular demand, author Juliet Jacques leads another five week evening class at QUEERCIRCLE exploring the nature of queer literature through the work of authors such as Oscar Wilde, Leslie Feinberg and Akwaeke Emezi. Through close readings of these authors, we will understand how they construct plot and write character and dialogue. Detailed feedback given by Juliet to each writer in the group on their own work, with an option to work towards a collective anthology.
Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published four books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007); Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015); a volume of short stories, Variations (Influx Press, 2021); and Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021 (Cipher Press, 2022). I write short fiction, as well as journalism, essays and criticism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. My work has appeared in The Guardian, for whom I documented my gender reassignment in a series entitled A Transgender Journey (2010-12) as well as London Review of Books, Granta,Sight & Sound, Frieze,Art Review,New York Times, The Washington Post,TimeOut,New Humanist, Five Dials, New Inquiry, The New Statesman, Berfrois, Schirn, Mal, Tribune, New Socialist, Novara Media, 3:AM and many other places.