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August 2019

Tutored Urban Writing Retreat

24 August, 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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One event on 21 September, 2019 at 10:00

One event on 12 October, 2019 at 10:00

One event on 16 November, 2019 at 10:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About the event We’re excited to be relaunching our first-class Urban Writing Retreats at the Studio! A writing retreat is a whole day devoted to writing. Six supported hours to immerse yourself in creativity and write to your heart's content. You will... Get going with exciting warm-up exercises Take part in focused writing sprints Let ideas flow in informative discussions Interact with fellow writers Bounce ideas back and forth with your peers   This inspiring set-up will give you the…

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Unlocking the stories you want to tell – working with plot, character and personal experience

26 August, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00
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One event on 12 August, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 26 August, 2019 at 18:30

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Join published author and creative writing tutor, Cathy Lesurf on a 3-session course, where we'll be taking an in-depth look at what makes a satisfying narrative; why we continually return to certain stories and storylines; and what it really means to 'write what you know.'

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September 2019

Journalism – researching, writing & pitching

4 September, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
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One event on 11 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 18 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 25 September, 2019 at 18:30

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About On this 4-part course, participants will learn how to write hard-hitting news stories, fun features/blogs and even the occasional cheeky press release. It will give you the skills necessary to track down leads, get great quotes and sell the results (forgive the rhyme). You will also discover the exciting world of Media Law e.g. How to Avoid Getting Sued and be provided with effective pitching strategies to get editors salivating. Last but not least you will be shown the…

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Journalism – researching, writing & pitching

11 September, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
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One event on 11 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 18 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 25 September, 2019 at 18:30

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About On this 4-part course, participants will learn how to write hard-hitting news stories, fun features/blogs and even the occasional cheeky press release. It will give you the skills necessary to track down leads, get great quotes and sell the results (forgive the rhyme). You will also discover the exciting world of Media Law e.g. How to Avoid Getting Sued and be provided with effective pitching strategies to get editors salivating. Last but not least you will be shown the…

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Other Worlds Workshop Weekend – fantasy, crime, horror and sci-fi event!

14 September, 2019
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One event on 15 September, 2019 at 00:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Join us for a packed weekend of writing workshops and activities devoted to the forms of crime, fantasy, horror and science-fiction!

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Other Worlds Workshop Weekend – fantasy, crime, horror and sci-fi event!

15 September, 2019
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One event on 15 September, 2019 at 00:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Join us for a packed weekend of writing workshops and activities devoted to the forms of crime, fantasy, horror and science-fiction!

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Journalism – researching, writing & pitching

18 September, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
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One event on 11 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 18 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 25 September, 2019 at 18:30

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About On this 4-part course, participants will learn how to write hard-hitting news stories, fun features/blogs and even the occasional cheeky press release. It will give you the skills necessary to track down leads, get great quotes and sell the results (forgive the rhyme). You will also discover the exciting world of Media Law e.g. How to Avoid Getting Sued and be provided with effective pitching strategies to get editors salivating. Last but not least you will be shown the…

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Journalism – researching, writing & pitching

25 September, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:30
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One event on 11 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 18 September, 2019 at 18:30

One event on 25 September, 2019 at 18:30

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About On this 4-part course, participants will learn how to write hard-hitting news stories, fun features/blogs and even the occasional cheeky press release. It will give you the skills necessary to track down leads, get great quotes and sell the results (forgive the rhyme). You will also discover the exciting world of Media Law e.g. How to Avoid Getting Sued and be provided with effective pitching strategies to get editors salivating. Last but not least you will be shown the…

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October 2019

Writing Great Horror Stories

26 October, 2019 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About Strike fear in the heart of your reader's this October at our Writing Great Horror Stories workshop with creative writing tutor, Alex Davis If you want to learn how to write fearsome fiction and spine-tingling tales, then look no further. This session will explore all of the elements that make up a great horror story, including how to build atmosphere, pacing, the best ways to employ archetypes and what truly scares a reader. At Alex's session you will: Establish…

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November 2019

Getting Critical with Your Writing: How to self-edit your manuscript

9 November, 2019 @ 10:00 - 16:00
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One event on 10 November, 2019 at 10:00

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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About The first draft is done, and what an accomplishment! But where do you go next? In this course we'll break down elements to help you self edit your manuscript, looking at it from a constructively critical viewpoint. We'll check for plot gaps, we'll look at pacing, we'll analyse natural dialogue, and we'll talk about character dynamics. Bring a section of your work to play with over the course of the two days so you can put your self-editing into…

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