Want to get inspired or spend a little time developing your creative craft this summer? Our Summer Taster workshops are open to both members & non-members, writers & creators. Dip your toe in the water and see what the studio has to offer YOU!
Our taster workshops are run by our own studio members. Novelists, editors, screenwriters, entrepreneurs, musicians, but all with a love for the written word. They are a highly experienced and prolific bunch. All workshops are 2 hours long and tickets are £5 waged/£3 unwaged. Click on the individual events pages for more information on the workshop, course leader and how to book your spot.
Plot Your Novel in an Hour with Deborah Bailey
Thursday 7th July 2016 – 7pm til 9pm
Working on a novel but struggling with the practical and structural elements? Join an experienced novelist & editor to get the groundwork done so you can progress with your story. More details here.
An Introduction to Worldbuilding with Ian C Douglas
Tuesday 12th July 2016 – 7pm til 9pm
Creating new worlds for Fantasy & Sci-fi can be fun, but also challenging! Join an experienced worldbuilder to discover the bricks & mortar your story needs. More details here.
The Basics of Songwriting with Abi Moore
Saturday 16th July 2016 – 10am til 12 noon
Budding songwriter? Join an acclaimed local musician to help you access your creative flow and experiment with melody, lyrics or chord sequences. More details here.
Three Secrets to Building Intriguing Characters with Deborah Bailey
Tuesday 26th July 2016 – 7pm til 9pm
Nothing makes a story go flat faster than poor one-dimensional characters! Join an experienced novelist & editor to take your characters to the next level. More details here.
Interview Your Character with Sunita Samra
Thursday 4th August 2016 – 7pm til 9pm
A fun and thoroughly useful way to get to know your characters better. What motivates them and what draws your reader into their lives? Join an experienced writer, workshopper & former acquisitions editor to get to know your character a little better. More details here.
Screenwriters’ Secrets of Killer Dialogue That Novelists Can Steal! With Adrian Reynolds
Tuesday 9th August 2016 – 7pm til 9pm
There’s an art to whip-sharp dialogue and who better to teach you than an experienced screenwriter? Suitable for fiction writers of all kinds. More details here.
Virtually Yours: Blogging & Social Media with Shreya Sen Handley
Saturday 13th August 2016 – 10am til 12 noon
If you’re promoting your writing or creative projects on the internet, it’s easy to get drowned out in the noise. Join an experienced journalist and producer to learn how to develop and inspire your online audience. More details here.