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Writing to a theme
29 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In ‘Writing to a Theme’, novelist and short story author, Megan Taylor will provide a practical and playful workshop in which participants will explore how they can effectively hone their writing in response to specific themes for competitions, anthologies and journals.
This workshop makes an ideal Christmas present for any writer of short stories, flash fiction, personal essays, blog posts or poetry
How to harness your personal experiences, memory and imagination to write powerful fiction to fulfil, and perhaps exceed, the particular demands of writing to a theme.
Megan Taylor is the author of three novels, ‘How We Were Lost’ (Flame Books, 2007, placed second in the 2006 Yeovil Prize), ‘The Dawning’ (Weathervane Press, 2010) and ‘The Lives of Ghosts’ (Weathervane Press, 2012). A fourth novel is due out in 2019 from Eyrie Press.
Megan is also the author of a short story collection, ‘The Woman Under the Ground’ (Weathervane Press, 2014), which includes stories shortlisted in the Synaesthesia, Writers’ Forum and Willesden Herald Competitions in 2014, longlisted in BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines Competition 2014 and Highly Commended in the 2013 Manchester Fiction Prize.
Recently, her short stories have been placed in several other competitions, including winning The Furious Gazelle’s 2017 Halloween Competition, and making the shortlist of 2017’s Brighton Prize and The Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18. TSS Publishing released her ‘Waiting for the Rat’ as a chapbook single after choosing her as one of their ‘Selected Writers 2017-18’.
Further new short stories are featured in several other publications including Hic Dragones’ ‘Into the Woods’, Neon and Dark Lane’s 6th and 7th Anthologies, among other places.
Book your place
The price of this workshop is £14 for general admission and £10 for NWS members. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.