Tagged: “fiction”

Short Course: Writing Thrillers

Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 7, 14, 21, 28 November and 5 December 2019 Birmingham and Midland Institute Thrillers and crime novels now outsell all other fiction, responsible for an astonishing 18.7 million book sales in the UK in 2017. They might be popular, but in a crowded marketplace, how do we ensure our thriller […]

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Short Course: Starting to Write (Prose & Scripts)

Wednesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, on 11, 18 & 25 September, and 2 & 9 October 2019 Birmingham & Midland Institute A five-week short course on both the creative and the practical aspects of writing novels, short stories and scripts. You’ll create characters, plan plots and discuss dialogue as you write from scratch or develop work […]

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Spark Young Writers Summer School 2019

Monday 22 July – Friday 26 July (inclusive) 10.30am – 3.30pm (optional hour of quiet writing from 9.30am) Lunch is not included – please bring a packed lunch. University of Wolverhampton   Are you – or do you know – a young person (school years 7 – 12, aged 12 – 17) who loves writing […]

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National Writers’ Conference 2019: Sustaining Your Creative Career

Bramall Music Building University of Birmingham, Edgbaston General Admission: £60 / £54 (concs) Ticket includes buffet lunch, tea and coffee. Early Bird: £50 / £45 (concs) SALES HAVE NOW ENDED Booking closes on Thursday 20 June (noon) The National Writers’ Conference is a day of information sharing with industry experts. Hear what those who really know […]

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One-Day Short Course: Dark and Speculative Fiction

Explore the darker reaches of the human experience from your notebook or laptop: join us for a one-day workshop which subverts the “normal” and uncovers other worlds, other realities and alternative stories. The course will explore what dark fiction is, as well as discussing the best writing and publishing in the genre at the moment. […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing & Mindfulness

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 12, 19, 26 March and 2 & 9 April 2019. Birmingham & Midland Institute   We’re delighted to offer this course again for 2019 after it was sold out, with a long waiting list, when we ran it in April 2018. The practice of mindfulness helps us to focus on […]

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SOLD OUT One-Day Short Course: Pitching Your Work

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. This one-day workshop will teach you in a practical way how to talk about your work, and pitch it to agents / editors / commissioning editors / producers – whatever is relevant to your artform. You’ll learn how to structure your pitch, talk confidently and clearly about your plot […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing for Personal Development

It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self – DW Winnicott A short course exploring life and what makes us human through writing and creativity. You’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises, with plenty of time for reflection and sharing your work with others. Mandy Ross is a writer, poet, […]

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