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June 2020

01

Starting to Write

1st June 2020 - 6th June 2020
The Hurst, The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JA United Kingdom
(see Google map)
£850

If you want to write creatively, but aren’t sure where to start, this course will give you the tools and confidence to get you past that challenging blank page. We’ll begin at the source – inspiration – and travel through the alchemical life of an idea to the moment it reaches its readers. We’ll ask what makes a poem a poem and a story a story, exploring voice, structure, plot and poetic form in an accessible and intuitive way. Together [read more...]

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01

Narrative Non-Fiction

1st June 2020 - 6th June 2020
Totleigh Barton, Totleigh Barton
Sheepwash, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5NS United Kingdom
(see Google map)
£815

Two of the most difficult things to master in non-fiction are voice and structure. During this week we will help you to find authentic ways to articulate your story, rooted in your commitments and experiences as much as your knowledge and research. What role does quotation play in longform non-fiction, and how can the words of others, from interviewees to writers, be deployed to develop your own story? Above all, we will help you to translate your own lived experiences [read more...]

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02

Writing Short Fiction, with Catherine Smith

2nd June 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7th July 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The Writers’ Place, Jew Street
Brighton, BN1 1UT
(see Google map)
£135

Do you enjoy reading short stories …and would you like to write them? In this six-week course, we’ll explore how a short story – ‘The art of the glimpse’ – can begin with a dream, a memory, a single image, a fragment of overheard conversation….and we’ll look at how to structure, plot and edit them so that they’re small but polished gems. We’ll read and reflect on different types of published short story, both contemporary and ‘classic’ and learn from [read more...]

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04

Creative Writing Group

4th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 25th June 2020

Tarleton Library, Mark Square
Tarleton, Lancashire PR4 6TU United Kingdom
Free

at Tarleton Library every Thursday from 10am. A friendly and informal group to support experienced and budding writers develop their writing skills. Places don't need to be booked - just drop in!

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06

Intro to Screenwriting One Day June

6th June 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street
Manchester, M1 1JQ
(see Google map)
£60

At the end of the day you will understand the basics of structure, character, dialogue, and will never watch a film the same way again. Our Intensive One Day Introduction to Scriptwriting for Screen is designed for new writers wanting to get started with writing for the big or small screen. Have you ever thought while watching a film ” I could do that”? Do you have lots of stories swirling round in your head, or have you started writing [read more...]

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08

Editing a Novel

8th June 2020 - 13th June 2020
Totleigh Barton, Totleigh Barton
Sheepwash, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5NS United Kingdom
(see Google map)
£815

Are you close to finishing a manuscript? Maybe you’re stuck, or looking at a manuscript that somehow still doesn’t work? This course, led by a novelist and an editor, will guide you through the necessary re-writing, re-thinking and revision from the beginning to the end of your novel. We’ll also help you to understand the process of publication, from submission to a publisher or agent, through to the marketing of your book. We’ll help you sharpen and structure the story [read more...]

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08

Writing Retreat With Walking

8th June 2020 - 13th June 2020
Lumb Bank, Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre,
Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 6DF United Kingdom
(see Google map)
£815

‘It is not down on any map; true places never are’ (Melville). An experiential week including idiosyncratic map-making, literary walks and personal songlines. Each morning will be spent on guided walks exploring local landscapes of woods, moors and rivers, with a focus on mapping from different perspectives. The rest of the day will be for the creation, through your own eyes and with your own words, of the hidden places and secret worlds of landscapes outside us and within. We [read more...]

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10

Oswaldtwistle Writers’ Group (Oswaldtwistle)

10th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 25th March 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 8th April 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 22nd April 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 13th May 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 27th May 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 10th June 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 24th June 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 8th July 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 22nd July 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 12th August 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 26th August 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 9th September 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd September 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 14th October 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 28th October 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 11th November 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 25th November 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 9th December 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 23rd December 2020 at 2:00 pm

Oswaldtwistle Library, Union Road,
Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 3HS United Kingdom
(see Google map)
Free

Have you ever written a poem or story and then put it in a drawer? Perhaps you're a published novelist? Whether you are a complete beginner or an established writer, we invite you to join our writers' group at Oswaldtwistle Library. Writing projects are set at every meeting but these are not compulsory and, above all, we encourage creativity. You are also welcome to simply come along and listen if you wish. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. [read more...]

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11

Creative Writing Group

11th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 25th June 2020

Tarleton Library, Mark Square
Tarleton, Lancashire PR4 6TU United Kingdom
Free

at Tarleton Library every Thursday from 10am. A friendly and informal group to support experienced and budding writers develop their writing skills. Places don't need to be booked - just drop in!

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14

The Write Place One Day Writing Retreat

14th June 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 19th April 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 10th May 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 14th June 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 12th July 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 9th August 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th September 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 11th October 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 8th November 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 13th December 2020 at 10:30 am

The Write Place, Black Swan Arts
Frome, Wiltshire BA11 1BB United Kingdom
£16

It's hard to find time to write every day. So TheWriteDay is for writers who are too busy to write on other days. Once a month, we get together to write our socks off for the whole day.

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