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May 2019

How to Get Your Poetry Published

4 May @ 15:00 - 17:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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How to get your poetry published

About As part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival, publisher Teika Bellamy will help writers demystify the process of poetry publishing and share insider information so that writers can create a plan to achieve the publishing success they want. Throughout this workshop you will acquire a better understanding of the publishing world - and the poetry publishing world that sits within it. Participants will reflect on what 'success' means to the individual writer and how to plan for achieving that success.…

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How to Write Kickass Sales Copy

11 May @ 10:00 - 14:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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How to write kickass sales copy

About Many bestselling authors and poets started out as copywriters including Allen Ginsberg, Dorothy L. Sayers, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. These writers’ storytelling techniques were part of the success of their fiction, poetry, and copy. Copywriting can: Teach you better control of language Help you get over your fear of selling Tighten your prose and poetry Help you finish things faster Want to replicate famous authors’ copywriting success but worried you couldn’t sell magic to a wizard? Join author and…

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How to Get Published Without an Agent

14 May @ 18:00 - 20:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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How to get published without an agent

About Join Shreya Sen-Handley author of the award-winning memoir, Memoirs of My Body in a 2-hour session at the Nottingham Writers' Studio where she will reveal how she built her writing career without an agent. A question often asked by writers, Shreya will shed light on everything from the process of finding the right publisher, including guidance on how to approach them and how to best present your work, to tips on how to negotiate a fair deal. She'll also reveal how she…

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Writing a Book Series

16 May @ 19:00 - 21:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Writing a book series

About Readers love book series. They can collect the books, get to know the characters and their world(s), join a fan base and more, but a common criticism of book sagas is that they sag in the middle or the last one fails to meet our expectations as readers. And there are some very good reasons why this happens. In this 2-hour workshop, explore the dos and don'ts of writing a book series including how to plan ahead, avoiding common pitfalls of…

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Tutored Urban Writing Retreat

19 May @ 10:00 - 16:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About the event An urban writing retreat is a whole day devoted to writing. Six blissful hours to immerse yourself in creativity and write to your heart's content. If you want to stay longer you can, your tutor might go home at 4pm but that doesn't mean you have to! We'll have a mixture of focussed writing sprints, informal discussion time and the all-important tea and coffee breaks. Your tutor will also be on hand to help with any problems…

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Performing Your Poems and Stories

21 May @ 18:30 - 20:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Performing your poems and stories

About Performing our work to an audience, can be anxiety-inducing, even for the seasoned performers amongst us but what if there were ways to perform better, clearer, and bolder both with and without a microphone? In performing your poems and stories, writer, performer and workshop leader, Lytisha Tunbridge is going to guide you through a series of exercises that will improve your stage performances and readings. Participants will practice techniques for confident delivery of your own readings or poems; whether from the…

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Writing Alternate History

22 May @ 18:00 - 20:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About One of science fiction's most fascinating subgenres, alternate history explores what might have been had history played out in a slightly different way and the ripple effects that could spring from the smallest of changes in a timeline. Often enjoyed by fans of historical fiction and science fiction, this workshop will explore how to write great alternate history stories, examine some of the best examples in the field and look at what enables it to retain such enduring popularity.…

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