Workshops for 2021 We are offering a series of online Creative Writing courses throughout Spring, for more information about each course and how to book just click on the course title. There are limited spaces on each course so book soon to avoid disappointment. Olivia Chapman: Pitch your Work Monday 8th March 7.30pm-9.30pm This 2-hour online workshop will teach you in a practical way how to talk about your work, and pitch it to agents / editors / commissioning editors / producers – whatever is relevant to your artform. Write a Radio Drama in 5 Weeks with Helen Cross Wednesdays 17th ,24th & 31st March and Wednesdays 14th and 21st April 7pm-9pm Do you enjoy listening to audio drama? Would you like to learn how to write your own? If so, join our online classroom for five live, interactive classes, which will teach you how to write a complete audio drama over five sessions. No prior writing experience or knowledge of audio drama is necessary. Public Funding for Creative Writers with Jonathan Davidson Mon 22nd and Mon 29th March 7pm-8.30pm This short course, on two evenings with each session lasting 1.5 hours, will look at what types of writing projects might attract public (and sometimes 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. Please note: you must sign up for the full course, even if you do not complete the course. No partial course ticket is available. Past events: Olivia Chapman: Writing a Synopsis Monday 1st February 7.30pm. This workshop was intended for prose writers (both fiction and non-fiction) and scriptwriters, in it they learnt how to structure a synopsis, what to include and what to leave out, and how to pick out the most important parts of their story. Linda France: Poetry Tuesday 2nd February 12.30pm. The workshop took the form of a guided process through reading, exercises, prompts and some extended writing time, with an open space to share and discuss at the end, designed so they might take away the seeds of new poems to work on in the months ahead. Bea Davenport: Writing for Children Tuesday 9th Feb 7.30pm. Writing for children is one of the most exciting and innovative literature markets today. This workshop explored the potential of story ideas and discovered what makes compelling stories and characters that young readers love.