How to write about music

As part of the Off The Page festival, The Wire & nyMusikk present an exclusive, practical music writing masterclass from the perspectives of three editors, divided into three sections. 

- An editor's perspective on how to write album and live music reviews for print. Learn the mistakes that most writers make and how to avoid them.
- Strategies that will grab a reader's attention, and how to make your writing stand out from the pack.
- Find out what makes for rock solid music journalism, authoritative criticism and a style that zings on the page.
- Learn the mistakes that most writers make and how to avoid them.
- Make yourself your own best editor: how to edit your own work.
- Interviewing techniques where we consider the worst case interviewing scenarios (such as the Lou Reed Scenario).
- How do you start? Where do you stop? Approaches to historical music writing and strategies for researching and writing book-length projects.

Derek Walmsley is Deputy Editor at The Wire, and has contributed to the magazine since 2004. He's also written for The Quietus and Resident Advisor.

Jennifer Lucy Allan is online editor at The Wire magazine, and runs reissues label Arc Light Editions. She has freelanced for various places including The Guardian, Wired and others, and teaches for The Hackney Citizen’s Journalism School.

Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, former editor of The Wire, editor of Jazznytt, and writes for The Guardian, Artforum, Morgenbladet and others.

The masterclass is in English. Registration to Limited seats.

Kunstnernes Hus
23 January
11:00 - 16:00

Kr 350 / 250 (student/member)

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