Events: Workshops and courses

Residency

Nature Writing for Performance Workshop with Writer-in-Residence Naomi Westerman

Over the course of two sessions (Thursday 15th and  Tuesday 27th July), Quay Words writer-in-residence and playwright Naomi Westerman teaches a friendly and inclusive workshop on nature writing for performance. This workshop will involve taking a short walk in nature (the walk will be fully disabled accessible), followed by a discussion of various techniques to…

Thursday 15 July 2:00 pm - Tuesday 27 July 4:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Masterclass with Adrian Cooper of Little Toller Books

Advice from an expert on editing and publishing your creative non-fiction and nature writing. In this Quay Words Summer masterclass, we are pleased to continue our nature season with a workshop and one-to-one mentoring from Adrian Cooper, the publisher and editorial director of Little Toller Books. Little Toller was started in 2008 with a singular purpose…

Saturday 31 July 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Online writing course

‘Exploring the world of short stories’ with Emma Timpany

Saturday 8th May – 5th June 2021 on five Saturday mornings, 11am-1pm. Intriguing, engaging and a little bit mysterious, short stories are windows into other lives and worlds – but what goes into making a great short story? During five informative and inspiring sessions, we’ll look at the essential elements all short stories share and…

Saturday 8 May 11:00 am - Saturday 5 June 1:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Masterclass: Travel writing with Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden will be conducting a masterclass in the travel book which he believes can combine all the best elements of literature. The journey-tale lies at the heart of many of the great stories – myths, novels and memoirs. Whatever your particular interests, a journey has an enormous capacity to reveal and entertain, and travel…

Saturday 24 April 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE zine making workshop day for young writers

with zine-maker Laura Moseley

Join Quay Words and Laura Moseley, zine-maker and founder of Common Threads Press, for a day of fun, creative zine-making for 13-18 year olds during the half-term! This is an opportunity for any young people with an interest in writing, crafts, art or any creative activity to explore zines. Zines are small, handmade booklets that…

Monday 31 May 10:00 - 15:30
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 9 February 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 2 February 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 26 January 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 19 January 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshops and courses

'Meet the Editor' - poet and publisher Anthony Anaxagorou

An online Masterclass offering professional and creative development insights for writers who are already working seriously at their craft

In this masterclass participants will be given advice on some of the best ways to have their poetry read and seen. This will include thinking about magazine submissions, live readings (including open mics), as well as competitions and prizes. Anthony will also discuss things to consider when approaching a publishing house, the pros and cons…

Saturday 7 November 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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