Events: Workshops and courses

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
Workshops and courses

'How to write good poems and get them published' with Jonathan Davidson

online short writing course

This five-week short course offers guidance in crafting poems that really connect with readers alongside advice and insight into the poetry sector and how to get published. Led by the experienced poet Jonathan Davidson, who has spent many years advising writers on sustaining their creative careers, there will be opportunities to sharpen-up existing poems, write…

Saturday 7 November 11:00 am - Saturday 5 December 1:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Short writing course

All Our Words: Writing from Personal Experience with Lily Dunn

This online course with novelist and memoirist Lily Dunn for 12 writers will focus on writing from our own life and how to tell our personal stories. The course will be available online throughout the month of September, giving you the flexibility to sign in and take part at times that suit you.  Many people…

Tuesday 1 September 9:00 am - Wednesday 30 September 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Life writing with Colin Grant

In September, we are offering  four surgeries for promising emerging writers of  life writing with historian and memoirist, Colin Grant during the week of 7th- 13th September 2020. Colin will offer one-to-one feedback which will help you hone your craft, discuss your work-in-progress and consider possible next steps for your writing journey. To apply for…

Monday 7 September 11:00 am - Sunday 13 September 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Poetry with Julia Copus

In August, we are offering four talented promising poets one-to-one writers’ surgeries with poet Julia Copus during the week of 3rd – 9th August 2020. To apply for one of these sessions, please submit 2 poems with a maximum combined line count of 30 lines alongside a 200 word statement (preferably in Word document or…

Monday 3 August 11:00 am - Sunday 9 August 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Fiction with Katri Skala

We are offering four promising new writers of fiction one-to-one writers’ surgeries with novelist Katri Skala during the week of 20th – 26th July 2020. Katri will offer one-to-one feedback which will help you hone your craft, discuss your work-in-progress and consider possible next steps for your writing journey. To apply for one of these…

Monday 20 July 11:00 am - Sunday 26 July 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Writing from Life: a five week short writing course with writer Lily Dunn

Deep Diving Your Memory: Memoir, Testimonial and Autobiographical Fiction

This is a course for anyone interested in life writing. Whether you’re looking at ways to record fading memories or want to learn how to write compellingly about personal experience. From 11 am to 1 pm over five consecutive Saturdays, our interactive workshops will be instructive and inspirational, with something for beginners as well as…

Saturday 11 January 11.00 am - Saturday 8 February 1.00 pm
Workshops and courses

Funding for Writing Projects with Jonathan Davidson: two sessions of two hours each

This short course on two consecutive Saturdays will look at what types of writing projects might attract public and private funding and how to make a good application. It will focus on funding from Arts Council England through their Lottery Project Grants scheme and their Developing Your Creative Practice scheme. The course will look at…

Saturday 18 January 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the Editor, James Magniac

The event is a partnership with The Literary Consultancy. In this free session, held in association with The Literary Consultancy, meet professional editor James Magniac. James will be talking about the role of the editor, how critical feedback can help develop your writing, and will be workshopping key editing questions to help you get to grips with…

Thursday 1 August 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Prose fiction and film scripts

One-to-one writers’ surgeries with Sam North

These bespoke, one-to- one sessions are for writers who have work in progress and have already begun their writer development journey. Sessions will be bookable for the following time slots: 10 – 11 am  11.30 am – 12.30 pm  1 – 2 pm  2.30 – 3.30 pm 4 -5 pm  ***** Places for these one-to-one…

Sunday 21 July 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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