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The Art of the Novella
is a weekend-long masterclass with Peirene Press led by acclaimed tutor Shelley Weiner. The course combines Shelley’s experience as an author with Peirene’s publishing know-how. Suited to writers of all levels of experience.
Weekend tickets: £400 (£350 for Peirene subscribers).
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London.
The Late Shows
is an annual weekend that sees after-hours culture come alive in NewcastleGateshead. Highlights include open evenings at: The Biscuit Factory, Great North Museum, Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Victoria Tunnel and Laing Art Gallery.
Venues around NewcastleGateshead.
offers an evening of performance poetry created to inspire, astound and provoke, all within the most burlesque bar in Plymouth.
The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.
23 May, 8pm.
- 01752 242 021.
Apprenticeships in Fiction
offers five places on a one-year professional development programme for first-time novelists covering all genres including children’s fiction (age range 11-16yrs). The placements take the form of an apprenticeship with a professional writer working in a similar genre.
Entry fee: £25.
Closing date: 31 May
The Poetry Project
is an initiative that celebrates Ireland’s literary and visual creativity by commissioning a new Irish art video every week and pairing it with an Irish poem. Each Monday the new collaboration is premiered online and becomes available for subscribers to view. It’s totally free to join up just visit the website for more information.
Hampshire Writers’ Society
is a new society that welcomes all writers to join an interactive and engaging community of aspiring wordsmiths.
£5 per meeting or £30 for an annual membership.
The Stripe Building, University of Winchester.
Second Tuesday of the month. Upcoming dates include: 12 March, 9 April, 14 May. 7.30pm.
London Writing Workshops
present a new programme of creative writing workshops facilitated by writer and editor Vicky Grut. Upcoming classes include: Shape Your Screenplay with Master Film-maker Gill Dennis (18, 19 May & 1 Jun); Writing from Life with Vicky Grut and novelist Kathy Page (15-16 Jun).
The Doggett’s Coat and Badge, Blackfriars Bridge, London.
The Final Polish
is a hands-on one-day workshop from author Sara Grant and agent Jenny Savill on how to make your manuscript agent- and editor-ready. See website for more information.
£65 per workshop.
15 June and 2 November, 11am-5pm.
Creative Writing Workshop with The Writing Station
is a one-day intensive course that promises to fire and inspire the imagination. Includes plenty of writing exercises as well as time for questions and reflection.
The Miracles Room, The Glastonbury Experience, High Street, Glastonbury.
22 June, 10am-5pm.
- 01934 713 367.
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Playwright’s Studio Scotland’s National Script Reading
is an opportunity for Scottish writers or writers based in Scotland to receive valuable feedback on their scripts from professionals. See website for full details on eligibility and how to submit.
Closing date: 1 July
Secrets of Successful Blog Writing
is a friendly, interactive workshop run by an experienced, professional writer, copywriter and blogger, in London. It offers invaluable help to get you started and make your blog stand out from the crowd. Small groups. Individual mentoring also available – contact for further details.