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January 2022

Writing Great Short Stories with Alex Davis

24 January @ 18:30 - 20:30
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An event every week that begins at 18:30 on Monday, repeating until 31 January, 2022

  About this event Kick-off your 2022 writing goals with Alex, where you'll explore the popular medium of short stories, looking at the history of the form and how the short story is defined. You'll look at the hook, at characterisation in short stories, the specifics of pacing and structure in the form and much more. This 2-part course serves as an ideal introduction for anyone new to the form, or a helpful reminder for anyone returning to short fiction!…

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Writing Comedy Scripts with Hugh Dichmont

27 January @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event Drawing on comic theory, this fun, hands-on, two-hour workshop will give learners techniques for creating material far funnier than this workshop description, which, frankly, Hugh admits to phoning in a bit. A workshop for all levels of experience and writers of all genres. Whether aspiring or established writers of any medium: novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, filmmakers, poets, storytellers - anybody interested in exploring the line between comedy and drama. With open, friendly discussion and in-class creative exercises, award-winning…

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Writing Great Short Stories with Alex Davis

31 January @ 18:30 - 20:30
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An event every week that begins at 18:30 on Monday, repeating until 31 January, 2022

  About this event Kick-off your 2022 writing goals with Alex, where you'll explore the popular medium of short stories, looking at the history of the form and how the short story is defined. You'll look at the hook, at characterisation in short stories, the specifics of pacing and structure in the form and much more. This 2-part course serves as an ideal introduction for anyone new to the form, or a helpful reminder for anyone returning to short fiction!…

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February 2022

Creative Blockbusting with Jenny Alexander!

7 February @ 19:30 - 21:30
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An event every week that begins at 19:30 on Wednesday, repeating until 28 February, 2022

PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 8! Most writers experience periods when their writing is stalled, either generally or with a particular project. The joy of using creative techniques to beat writer’s block is that they don’t feel like hard work; they’re enjoyable and instantly effective for everyone from beginners to established authors. Each workshop includes lots of short practical writing and creative exercises. They are small group sessions with only eight participants, not webinars, so participants will…

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Creative Blockbusting with Jenny Alexander!

9 February @ 19:30 - 21:30
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An event every week that begins at 19:30 on Wednesday, repeating until 28 February, 2022

PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 8! Most writers experience periods when their writing is stalled, either generally or with a particular project. The joy of using creative techniques to beat writer’s block is that they don’t feel like hard work; they’re enjoyable and instantly effective for everyone from beginners to established authors. Each workshop includes lots of short practical writing and creative exercises. They are small group sessions with only eight participants, not webinars, so participants will…

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More-Than-Human Romance, a poetry workshop with Caleb Parkin

10 February @ 19:00 - 21:00

In their Ecosexual Manifesto, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle declare that, “The Earth is our lover. We are madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day”. We’ll enter into this workshop with this in mind: how can we celebrate our lover, the Earth, in how and what we write? How can we engage in a writing practice which celebrates our sensuous connections to the more-than-human? Taking a queer and playful stance,…

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Creative Blockbusting with Jenny Alexander!

16 February @ 19:30 - 21:30
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An event every week that begins at 19:30 on Wednesday, repeating until 28 February, 2022

PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 8! Most writers experience periods when their writing is stalled, either generally or with a particular project. The joy of using creative techniques to beat writer’s block is that they don’t feel like hard work; they’re enjoyable and instantly effective for everyone from beginners to established authors. Each workshop includes lots of short practical writing and creative exercises. They are small group sessions with only eight participants, not webinars, so participants will…

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Editing & Publishing an Award-winning Novel with A.M. Dassu

17 February @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event A. M. Dassu will show you what it takes to get published. From reading within your genre, to the importance of critique, editing, rewriting, submitting your work to agents and then waiting for publisher responses. She'll show you how she developed her manuscript, sharing some of the ‘zero’ draft opening chapters, which eventually became other chapters within the book. She'll cover working with an editor, choosing a cover and the whole marketing process. She'll show you how…

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Creative Blockbusting with Jenny Alexander!

23 February @ 19:30 - 21:30
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An event every week that begins at 19:30 on Wednesday, repeating until 28 February, 2022

PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 8! Most writers experience periods when their writing is stalled, either generally or with a particular project. The joy of using creative techniques to beat writer’s block is that they don’t feel like hard work; they’re enjoyable and instantly effective for everyone from beginners to established authors. Each workshop includes lots of short practical writing and creative exercises. They are small group sessions with only eight participants, not webinars, so participants will…

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March 2022

Preparing to Write a Novel with Charlotte Baker

15 March @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event Whether this is your long-awaited debut novel or the end of your series which has spanned decades, Charlotte has planned just the course for you. This two hour session will walk you through how to write a novel. This includes the planning, the plotting, building the structure, fleshing out characters, developing crucial writing habits and ultimately where to start!     * Throughout this course you will... Feel supported in the opening stages of writing your novel.…

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In Conversation with NWS Members: A Pantoum Workshop with Thom Seddon

31 March @ 19:00 - 20:00

Join NWS for the next of their popular member-led talks. This time join writer, artist and entertainer Thom Seddon to explore pantoum poems! About this event Join NWS for the next edition of their popular member-led talks. This time we invite Thom Seddon to talk to you about pantoum poetry. Throughout this talk you will... Learn about this particular form of poetry. Explore how to create something from nothing with your writing, even on 'off' days. (Hopefully) leave with a…

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