Friday, 6 of May 2016

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Yoga for writers

25 June at 14:00–17:00
Simply Be YOGA
Quaker Hall, Kenelm Road (off Manor Hill), B73 6HD Sutton Coldfield

A dedicated workshop to introduce yoga to writers who spend a lot of time sitting and working at computers.

This practical workshop will work on the physical issues faced by writers but also we will use the breath to ease the mind and to help us concentrate.

Finally the workshop will introduce ways we can access out own creative energy by working on the energy centres that influence communication and creativity.

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SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS @ RSC’S THE OTHER PLACE

“IF YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL, THIS IS HOW TO TELL IT”

With more than twenty-five years experience writingfor radio, television and film in the UK and in Hollywood,screenwriters Adam and Barbara Fox share how to structure,write and craft a compelling story for the screen.

In this inspiring workshop, illustrated by Academy Awardwinning movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, you will discover the skills and techniques that make a good script great.

£45

RSC’S THE OTHER PLACE
SOUTHERN LANE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CV37 6BB

Saturday 21st May from 2.30 to 6.30pm.
Tickets are £45 from the box office on 01789 403493.

Full details are available on our RSC web page at  https://www.rsc.org.uk/screenwriting-workshops


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‘Writing Your City’ (Coventry) with Vanessa Oakes

Drawing on your own experience of living in and/or visiting Coventry, this workshop will help you to engage with the unique physical properties, qualities and meanings of your city.
It will encourage you to start to find your voice, hone your writing skills and turn your personal experiences into a story.

And like all the best things in life, it’s FREE!

Book Here

Please note this workshop is 16+

This is part of Shoot Festival, 11th-12th March, to find out more about Shoot Festival please take a look at the website:

www.coventryshootfestival.com


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PowWow Festival of Writing

The PowWow Festival of Writing takes place on the 24th April this year in Moseley, Birmingham:

“Rather than being a book festival where authors promote their latest novel, our aim is to focus on the craft and the industry around writing and we invite speakers with expertise in topics we hope will be of interest to writers in the West Midlands. We also aim to be affordable and inclusive. There’s plenty of time to chat to other authors in between the talks and the whole event is very informal.

www.powwowfest.com

We also have a Facebook page and are on Twitter as @powwowlitfest if you’d like to ask any questions or follow us for updates.”

 


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Free workshops for 16-25 year olds (Birmingham)

From Sampad arts:

“Do you want to tell your story by writing a short story, poem, blog post, article or script?

Sampad Arts is holding FREE writing & storytelling workshops in Birmingham on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2016 with respected British / Bangladeshi writer / actress Leesa Gazi.

This is a great opportunity which is likely to interest young women of Bangladeshi origin.

Email: anne@sampad.org.uk

or call 0121 446 3260 to register your interest”


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Birmingham Horror Group launches this week

Next Meeting: Saturday, December 5th 2015, 7:00pm

Venue: The Spread Eagle, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27

Interested in the dark fantasy fiction of such writers as MR James, Shirley Jackson and Stephen King? Or perhaps the horror films of George Romero, Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro? From Bride of Frankenstein to It FollowsThe Haunting of Hill House to The Books of BloodThe Twilight Zone to Ash vs Evil Dead, the Birmingham Horror Group offers a relaxed forum for all fans of the genre to meet and discuss their favourite writers, artists and film-makers, with occasional special guest appearances from leading creators.

See website for more details


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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – event in Birmingham

Waterstones have invited us to an event at their New Street store:

On the 29th July at 7pm in Waterstones’ Birmingham New Street store, the release of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE

-A READING FROM THE NEW BOOK

-A HARPER LEE QUIZ

-A PRIZE FOR THE BEST PERIOD FANCY DRESS

-DRINKS AND NIBBLES

-PRIZES THROUGHOUT THE EVENING

 

LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE INTERESTED

-TWEET US @WSTONESNEWST

- CALL US 0121 631 4333

-ASK A BOOKSELLER IN STORE

 

 

 


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Workshop – Writing Television Drama

Writing Television Drama

Tuesday 24th November 2015   10am – 4pm

Venue: Quaker Meeting House Birmingham

A one day workshop to explore:

  • Why Television is different from Film
  • The Joys and Trials of TV Drama
  • Soap and Long Running Series
  • Opportunities to work in TV

The day will involve listening, discussion, practical exercises, information on the industry commissioning and on the spot writing.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-television-drama-birmingham-tickets-17081539344

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Leominster Festival

30 MAY–7 JUNE

SAT 6 JUNE 10.00 – 16.00

GRANGE COURT

FREE ENTRY

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS ARE PRICED INDIVIDUALLY

READERS: Browse through bookswritten by local authors and meetthe writers. Books will be on display with many for sale.

Authors will begiving readings/talks on their workthroughout the day.

WRITERS: Meet the authors SimonWhaley and Fay Wentworth and take part in the writers’ workshops

(£8 each or £21 for all three).

Booking is advised. Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre in person or on 01568 616460.

See leominster-festival.co.uk


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Writers’ Summer School in Derbyshire

Chairman of The Writers’ Summer School, Michael O’Byrne, is delighted to announce that Simon Brett, winner of the 2014 Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger, has accepted an invitation to be one of the inspirational guest speakers at this year’s School. Simon is known to readers and listeners as the author of The Charles Paris Mysteries, dramatised on Radio 4 with Bill Nighy in the title role. He joins an impressive line-up including short story specialist and writers’ agony aunt Della Galton, fantasy author Mario Reading and Scottish bestselling author Alex Gray.

‘Crime writing is a very popular genre and we are thrilled to have persuaded Simon to join us this year. As well as our guest speakers and hugely popular courses and workshops, the Tuesday morning Publishing Q&A panel is expected to be a highlight of the week for new writers wanting to take the next step towards publishing and selling their work,’ said Michael.

The Writers’ Summer School has been held at The Hayes Conference Centre in the village of Swanwick near Alfreton in Derbyshire every year since 1949. The residential school attracts up to 300 published and aspiring authors who are offered a huge choice of courses and workshops, all run by experienced tutors, and enjoy the unique opportunity to share their experiences. This year’s School runs from Saturday 8 August to Friday 14 August.

Simon and his fellow guest speakers follow in illustrious footsteps – past speakers have included Peter James, Iain Banks and Deborah Moggach. Sir Terry Pratchett was a much-loved speaker and his recent passing will, no doubt, evoke memories for ‘Swanwickers’, some of whom have been attending the School for more than 40 years.

Details of speakers, courses, workshops, accommodation and nightly entertainment are available on the School’s website at http://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk. Booking is available online or by emailing the secretary at secretary@swanwickwritersschool.org.uk.

 


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