Monday, 4 May 2009

May Creative Writing Classes

As well as the blog and our fine events programme, Preston Writing Network is also pleased to present a summer programme of creative writing classes held in The New Continental, Broadgate.

On Sunday 17th May we've a gentle taster session for absolute beginners or those who used to write, but haven't written in a while. There'll be a friendly atmosphere, no obligation to read aloud and a small class of no more than 15 people. Spend a sunny Sunday afternoon (okay - I can't promise you the sun) learning the very basics. £15 per person

Shortly afterwards, Wednesday 20th of May sees the first in a series of eight evening workshops. Meeting every Wednesday evening for eight weeks during the summer, the course will cover character, theme, plot, description, point of view, setting and dialogue. You'll practice in class with writing prompts, discussion and reading aloud and you'll give and get feedback to help you shape and edit your work. There'll also be a little bit of homework. Attending a longer course like this is a great way to develop a writing discipline, network and get the support you need when you're emerging as a writer. Attendees on this course will be supported and encouraged to read at Word Soup events (although this is not compulsory). £120 per person.

The tutor: Jenn Ashworth is a published novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy was selected for the Waterstones New Voices 2009 promotion. In 2008 she won a Manchester Literary Festival award for her blog. Currently working on various freelance writing and literature development projects, Jenn has experience teaching small groups and individuals, has acted as a reader for the Prison Reform Trust annual creative writing competition and as an editor for the Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.

For more information on the courses, or to book a place, contact Ruth or Robyn on 01772 499207.

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