LUX* South Ari Atoll to host expert-led workshops with British writer Imogen Edwards-Jones
LUX* South Ari Atoll is to host a series of expert-led workshops with renowned British writer Imogen Edwards-Jones.
The series will begin on April 12 with sundowner cocktails at Senses Beach from 5.30 to 6.30pm, followed by a writing workshop at Wanderlust Library from 3.30 to 4.30pm on April 13. A book signing and Q&A session will be held at the Wanderlust Library from 3.30 to 5.30pm on April 14.
“Is there a story, fiction or non-fiction, that keeps bothering you, tapping you on the shoulder, nagging you at night, that just won’t go away? Imogen Edwards-Jones, author of 19 books, 7 Sunday Times bestsellers, with 25 years in Fleet Street, is here to help,” an announcement by the resort read.
In her workshop and Master Class on bestseller writing, Edwards-Jones will be sharing her secrets on how she got into the business, how she stayed there and how she has written everything from columns in Arena Magazine to the worldwide hit, Hotel Babylon, working on Belgravia with Julian Fellowes.
She will advise on how to get started on your story, how to pace it properly, how to structure it, how to develop character and, hopefully, how to end up selling over a million books.
Edwards-Jones is an award winning journalist, broadcaster, novelist and screenwriter. She was responsible for the hugely successful Babylon series, which includes the Sunday Times best sellers Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon and Pop Babylon. The series has sold over one million copies in the UK alone, been translated into some 20 different languages worldwide and made into two BBC Primetime TV shows.
She is married to Kenton Allen, the Oscar and BAFTA award-winning producer and lives in London, with two children. Her new novel, The Witches of St Petersburg is being published by Head of Zeus in September.
The new workshop series comes a week after LUX* South Ari Atoll held a series of expert-led photography workshops with celebrated photographer Christian del Rosario.
Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives.
With 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.
Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX*, and at LUX* South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives’ only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés.
While the resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa which hosts a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent treatments, what sets the property apart from its neighbours are surprises, or better known as #ReasonstogoLUX. Designed to create lasting memories for guests, these ‘reasons’ can range from island-roasted coffee in Café LUX* to impromptu movie screenings at cinema paradise and the chance to hang your wishes on the Tree of Wishes.