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Creative Writing Summer School
WEA course with Sally Baker and Anna Turner

Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 9.45am - 4.30pm

Location: Hebden Bridge Town Hall

This is a day of creative writing, with options to attend poetry and prose workshops. The theme of People and Places will be interpreted in different ways, and will include looking at the history of the local built environment and our place within it; a sense of place and how we inhabit spaces.

The cost for the day is £25 (free if you’re on means tested benefits)

 

Walking Through History
A Creative Writing Workshop

Date: April 20, 2018

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Location: Scalby Library

The last chance to catch this workshop will be at Scalby in North Yorkshire.

To book contact Scalby Library on 01609 534059

Walking a Novel

Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 19.00

Location: Central Library, Halifax

In this illustrated talk Anna will talk about some of her experiences, and how she has used them to help create fiction. She will also read extracts from the completed novel.

To book contact Central Library on 01422 392630

Walking Through History
A Creative Writing Workshop

Date: April 17, 2018

Time: 14.30 - 16.30

Location: Central Library, Halifax

I’ll be running this workshop in Calderdale, at the beautiful new library.

To book contact Central Library on 01422 392630

Walking Through History
A Creative Writing Workshop

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 18.30 - 21.00

Location: Ely Library

To book call 0345 045 5225

Walking Through History
A Creative Writing Workshop

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 10.30 - 13.00

Location: Huntingdon Library

In this workshop Anna will share some of her experiences of the walk and how it fed into the writing process. Together, we will look at some of the ways we can use history – stories, places, artefacts – to inspire new writing.  This workshop is suitable for experienced writers and for beginners, for poets, storytellers and writers of non-fiction, and anyone who just wants to have a go.

 

This workshop will run at two Cambridgeshire Libraries.

To book call 0345 045 5225

Walking a Novel

Date: April 10, 2018

Time: 14.30

Location: Oakham Library

In 2015 Anna Chilvers walked from St Abbs in Scotland to Ely in Cambridgeshire, a total of 500 miles, in the footsteps of 7th Century princess, St Etheldreda. Anna has since used this experience as the basis of a novel.

In this illustrated talk Anna will talk about some of her experiences, and how she has used them to help create fiction. She will also read extracts from the completed novel.

To book contact Oakham Library on 01572 722918

 

A Novel Week
Residential at Wentworth Castle

Start date: July 24, 2017

End date: July 28, 2017

Location: Northern College

A complete introduction to plotting and planning your novel. This intensive yet enjoyable course will enable writers to get to grips with the key concepts of novel writing as well as providing space for writing and giving and receiving feedback. Led by two published novelists.

How To Get Published
Residential Weekend at Wentworth Castle

Start date: June 23, 2017

End date: June 25, 2017

Location: Northern College

Led by two published writers (AJ Taft and Anna Chilvers), the course will consist of workshops, focus sessions and peer assessment groups. The weekend also includes the chance to meet a publisher in order to learn more about the industry and what today’s publishers are looking for.

 

Short Story Writing
Residential Weekend at Wentworth Castle

Start date: April 7, 2017

End date: April 9, 2017

Location: Northern College

The course consists of workshops, focus groups, independent writing time and peer assessment. We will look at some of the basic concepts in story telling, including how to create vivid and engaging characters and plot lines.

Tutors are Anna Turner and Alison Taft