Award-winning author and legendary journalist Charles Shaar Murray begins another eight-week Hothouse Project "Journalism As Craft & Art" writing course in north London 20th February 2014.
The former NME star writer has been called "the rock critic’s rock critic" (Q Magazine), "front-line cultural warrior", "original gunslinger" (Independent on Sunday), and is the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award-winning author of Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix And Post-war Pop. He has 40 years' experience at the journalistic coalface of dozens of major magazines and newspapers. In that time, Murray has interviewed many cultural icons including, among others, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bob Marley, JG Ballard, Alan Moore, Kurt Vonnegut, William Gibson, John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Spike Lee and Christopher Lee. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Crosstown Traffic (Jimi Hendrix), Boogie Man (John Lee Hooker) and his first novel, The Hellhound Sample.
“I’d go if I lived in London … if I could do it all over again, at age 17 … this is how I’d do it. CSM is the Yoda of music writing” Julie Burchill
“The Johnny Cash of rock journalism” Phil Campbell – Motorhead
Charles Shaar Murray will help you to learn how to raise your game, and develop a style that will have your readers caring about what you have to say and enjoying the way you say it. And to keep them coming back for more.
If it’s in you to write like an angel – even like an angel in a bad mood – Hothouse is designed to bring it out.
THURSDAYS, EMMANUEL CHURCH, WEST HAMPSTEAD NW6 FROM 20th FEBRUARY 2014