Tagged: “fiction”

One Day Short Course: Starting to Write

with William Gallagher Saturday 15 February 2020, 10am – 4pm (lunch not included) Writing West Midlands office, Zellig building, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AT   A one-day 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 […]

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One-Day Short Course: Pitching Your Work (Jan 2020)

Saturday 25 January, 2020, 10am – 4pm Writing West Midlands office, Zellig Building, Custard Factory, Birmingham   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 […]

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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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SOLD OUT 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 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. 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 […]

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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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