Tagged: “writing”

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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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 side 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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Two-Day Short Course: Funding for Writing Projects

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 will look at the qualities of […]

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Short Course: Advanced Poetry II

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 4, 11, 18, and 24 June and 2 July 2019. Birmingham & Midland Institute 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 which a poet must be a perpetual student. Building […]

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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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One-Day Short Course: Writing Humour and Comedy

What makes us smile or laugh?  Humour is universal, but also context-specific and personal. Humour has a role to play in all kinds of writing, and this workshop will explore the use of humour in its various forms across genres. Via practical exercises and examples, we will find the source material, the humour within it […]

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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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Youthcast: training and skills for young writers

Writing West Midlands and Free Radical (part of the Beatfreeks collective) are once again working together on a project to train young writers to make vlogs (video blogs) from their own creative writing. Working with experts in vlogging and creative writers, you will choose a piece of work which will translate well into film, make […]

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