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Irvine Welsh gives budding writer advice during UCLan talk

Posted on - 11th April, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Jennafer meets Irvine Welsh

Jennafer meets Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh gave a talk at the University of Central Lancashire.

He also took the time to be put through his literary paces in a question and answer session with a budding student.

Jennafer Small, 24, studied Welsh’s use of masculinity and violence during her disseration.

She got the chance to quiz him before he took to the stage to discuss his new book Blade Artist.

“It was absolutely brilliant to meet him,” said Jennafer, “I was really nervous because he is my literary idol but he was really down to earth, very friendly and easy to speak to. He was also very funny; he had a wicked sense of humour.

“He told me it was easy to put yourself in a book by writing about your own life but said you need to broaden your mind and let your subconscious do the work.”

Welsh spoke to the audience during his talk about his Scottish upbringing, his struggles with drugs and where his writing inspiration came from.

Did you go to the talk? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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