Wednesday, 8 April 2015



Prose Workshop for April
Fifty Shades of Grey – 17th April @ 1pm – Room 3, @ FAC
We will be looking at possibly two extracts from the novel by British author E.L. James. James originally self-published Fifty Shades as an e-book and a print-on-demand, until the publishing rights were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012. Writing exercises and discussion will revolve around “What Makes Successful Writing”.


Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM). Originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand, publishing rights were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012.
The second and third volumes, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012. Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, including those of the United Kingdom and the United States. The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Critical reception of the book, however, has tended toward the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor. Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced a film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015 and also received generally unfavorable reviews.

Erika Mitchell (born 7 March 1963), better known by her pen name E. L. James, is a British author. She wrote the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. The combined novels have sold over 70 million copies worldwide, over 35 million copies in the United States and set the record in the United Kingdom as the fastest selling paperback of all time. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People."



Reference: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey



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