Tagged: “writing”

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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One-Day Short Course: Poetry: Developing Your Craft

This practical one-day course is for poets who wish to think further about why and how they are writing in verse: why one word might work better than another in its particular context, how the words of a poem can relate to and modify each other to produce a richer experience for a reader or […]

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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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One-Day Short Course: Introduction to Self-Publishing

This one-day course will answer your questions about self-publishing and help you to determine whether it’s for you. You will leave with a clear idea of what things you need to do and how to go about doing them. We will cover the following topics: Myth-busting: the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing. What have I […]

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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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One-day Short Course: Improvisation for Writers

A one-day short course for writers of all abilities who want to think about their writing in a new way. Improvisation for Writers is a course for people who want to disrupt their thoughts and open new avenues for ideas. It’s designed with an understanding of how hard it is to be open to surprises, […]

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