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One-Day Short Course: Overcoming Writer’s Block

Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am-4pm. Birmingham & Midland Institute   The fear of the blank page, or the fear of finishing a piece of writing, strikes writers of all genre, at any stage of their career. In this practical one-day course, trainer and writer Gulara Vincent will guide you through your writer’s block, and show […]

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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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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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Short Course: Playwriting

How many times have you been to the theatre and thought: “Actually, I could write better dialogue than this” or “I have a great idea for a play, I just don’t know where to begin”? If there is a playwright inside of you itching to get out, then this is the course for you. Playwriting […]

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SOLD OUT BLF Workshop: How to be a Poet Surgeries

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Saturday 28th April, 12 x 30 min sessions 10:00am – 3:00pm Venue TBA (Central Birmingham) £30 / £15 Tickets and information can be found here. How to be a Poet is a 21st century guide to writing by poet Jo Bell and publisher and poet Jane Commane. Aimed at […]

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Short Course: Performing Your Writing

Wednesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 28 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2018 Birmingham & Midland Institute With Antonia Beck At some point, every writer faces the joy or indeed the fear of reading or performing their work in public. This five-session course will provide you with the opportunity to take part in practical activities, […]

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Spoken Word

Established artists Amerah Saleh and Shagufta Iqbal lead this workshop, exploring culture, identity and home, providing a safe place for participants to share experiences, craft their stories and tell them in their own voice. Suitable for poets of all levels, participants will draft new work, consider how best to share it with readers, viewers and […]

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Workshop: Mslexia magazine: How to write a synopsis

Join Debbie Taylor, the editor of Mslexia, and learn a foolproof way to improve your synopsis writing skills. Possibly the hardest task for a novelist is to condense the essence of your book into one page – but possibly the most important! This is a workshop for women writers who have already started or completed […]

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Short Story writing with Polari

As part of their festival appearance the Polari Literary Salon are offering a workshop for writers who want to share their work with an audience. The focus will be on short story writing, but writers of all genres are welcome. At the end of the workshop one writer will be chosen to read at the […]

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