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May 2019

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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Rhyme & Rebellion

25 May @ 15:30 - 17:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Rhyme and rebellion

About Poetry is a profoundly political act because it involves speaking the truth, holding a mirror up to reality and putting things into perspective. This course will help writers to find their voice, discover the issues that are important to them, and learn how to shape their writing to reflect and celebrate their beliefs while speaking confidently about how to change the world. Using examples from well-known contemporary spoken word poets, we’ll explore what it means to persuade with your writing,…

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June 2019

Words and Silence

8 June @ 10:00 - 17:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Words and silence

About Sometimes our writing flows, sometimes it eludes us. Sometimes, the characters leave the room, but the self-critic lingers. Should we just wait for inspiration? This workshop offers ways to tap into the underlying richness of the mind and bring up its greatest powers. The day starts with a brief talk about the different functioning of the brain and the most fulfilling ways to put it to use. Most writers have had an experience of « being in the flow…

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Building Worlds

12 June @ 18:00 - 20:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Building worlds

About World building can seem like a daunting task. How do we develop new kingdoms, cultures or locations in our writing and where do we start? Join Gareth Baker as he guides you through the process of creating convincing, cohesive civilisations and locations using a range of fun and practical activities. Whether you are an experienced writer or just beginning your adventure into creating whole worlds and fantastical settings, Gareth's workshop will guide you on the path to developing usable ideas…

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Tutored Urban Writing Retreat

15 June @ 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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Introduction to Novel Writing

22 June @ 11:00 - 15:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Introduction to novel writing

Join best-selling author, Jenny Kane as she introduces new writers and first-time novelists to the art of novel writing.

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Writing for Young Adults

25 June @ 18:30 - 20:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Writing for young adults

About Following on from An introduction to writing for children and Developing middle grade fiction, the Nottingham Writers' Studio and Paula Rawsthorne bring you Writing for Young Adults. In this 2-hour workshop, you'll explore the young adult (YA) fiction market, how to make your writing YA focused including creating narratives, situations, and characters that young adults can identify with, examples of successful YA writing and tips to develop your own YA story idea. So, if you're looking for a new challenge, a little stuck with…

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July 2019

Words for Wellbeing: creative openings

6 July @ 10:00 - 13:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Find out the ways in which we can use words to promote personal growth, wellbeing and self-understanding in this supportive and pressure-free writing workshop.

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Writing from images

13 July @ 10:00 - 16:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Join us in a fun and interactive workshop that will see you generating new ideas for stories using fun and creative techniques. Perfect for children and adults!

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Maintaining your novel’s flow and structure

16 July @ 18:30 - 20:30
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their novels and take part in practical writing exercises that will help them balance action with their stories quieter, more reflective moments.

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