Tagged: “writing”

Two-Day Short Course: Funding for Writing Projects Dec 19

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. This two half-day course will look at what types of writing projects might attract public and private funding and how to make a good application. It will focus on funding from Arts Council England through their Lottery Project Grants scheme and their Developing Your Creative Practice scheme. The course […]

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One-Day Short Course: Storytelling

Saturday 16 November 2019, 10am-4pm. Lunch is not included. Birmingham & Midland Institute   Storytelling is one of our oldest and most potent art forms. In this interactive, and creative workshop we will be exploring the gems of this oral tradition that can be applied to any story you are currently developing. A beguiling traditional […]

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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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Short Course: Writing Short Stories

Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2019 Birmingham & Midland Institute A five-week short course on writing short stories, whilst drawing inspiration and learning from past masters. The short story is a unique literary form, and one well-suited to current times. If you have ever considered writing short fiction, […]

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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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An Evening with Gina Martin: Be The Change

Tuesday 18 June, 6.45pm – 7.45pm The DOOR, Birmingham REP   To celebrate publication of her new book, BE THE CHANGE: A TOOLKIT FOR THE ACTIVIST IN YOU, join Gina Martin as she meets with campaigners and activists who are doing incredible things locally, nationally, or even globally. With no prior political experience or legal […]

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SOLD OUT Short Course: Advanced Poetry II

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 4, 11, 18, and 24 June and 2 July 2019. Writing West Midlands office, Zellig, B9 4AT THIS COURSE IS NOW SOLD OUT. What gives a poem its interest, as a poem, besides its subject matter? Any answer to that question leads to the poem’s use of language – of […]

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