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(Vouchers available if you'd like to give one of my workshops as a gift)
Thursday January 26th: Inspiration from Myth and Legend
Saturday January 28th: Short Story Masterclass
Thursday February 9th: Rewriting the Self
Thursday March 23rd: Writing for Radio
Saturday April 29th: Short Story Masterclass
Thursday May 4th: Rewriting the Self
Saturday May 20th: Speculative Fiction ( An introduction to Magic Realism, Sci Fi and the Uncanny)
To book or for more information, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day and Weekly Writing Courses
I'm an Associate Lecturer at the University of Chichester, and taught for many years at Surrey Adult Learning. I have written novels, plays, poetry and both commercial and literary fiction. My creative writing classes in Farnham and Churt are open to everyone. Through a series of writing exercises we explore all aspects of creative writing including plot, form, setting, characterisation, point of view, dialogue, genre etc.
The courses are suitable for all abilities, whether you're a total beginner or a more experienced writer. In a friendly, comfortable environment you can share your work (if you wish to) and receive and offer constructive feedback. I offer advice on getting published and encourage you to submit to competitions, magazines and anthologies.
Ten Week Course Tues Mornings and Thurs Eves
Tues morning 10 - 12 @ Farnham Pottery
Thurs eve 7 - 9 @ Lingwood, Churt
(One place left)
Price: £95 for ten weeks
(The Thursday evening course is at my home, and is a smaller group and includes free tea, coffee and biscuits)
Now taking bookings for spring term commencing Apr 25
One Day Workshops
10am - 3pm
£55 including teas, coffees, biscuits and delicious home cooked two course lunch
Venue: Lingwood, Thursley Rd, Churt
These workshops offer the perfect opportunity to devote an entire day to your writing. There will be tutor led exercises, group discussion and individual feedback. This is a friendly, inclusive learning environment suitable for writers of all abilities:
SHORT STORY MASTERCLASS
You’ll have the opportunity to spend the day experimenting with the short story form. We’ll be looking at what makes a story come to life, how to create structure and narrative tension, and the art of developing complex characters in this compressed form.
RE-WRITING THE SELF
Have you ever considered writing a blog or a memoir? Or perhaps you’d simply like to pull on some of your personal experiences and turn them into fiction. In this one day course we’ll be experimenting with using real life events and personal history as inspiration for writing. You’ll learn how to collate, edit and transform your memories into engaging prose.
INSPIRATION FROM MYTH AND LEGEND
This is a day of inspiration and subversion. Think of Angela Carter’s dark gothic stories, Carol Ann Duffy’s World’s Wife poems and Disney’s numerous re-workings of traditional fairy tales. We’ll be looking at myths, legends and traditional folk tales and learning how to rework and subvert them into edgy, contemporary stories with modern settings.This is an ideal opportunity to experiment with some 'speculative' fiction.
WRITING FOR RADIO
What type of fiction and drama works for radio? What style of short stories? How do you structure a radio play? We'll examine key elements of radio drama including plot, character and genre, and will review the market and explore the opportunities available.