Monday, 28 September 2009

Creative Writing at the Continental

They Eat Culture and the Preston Writing Network present the latest round of creative writing classes with local writer Jenn Ashworth.

Taster Course

Saturday 11th October 2.45pm - 5.15pm

Jenn will be teaching a 'creative writing taster session' - this course is aimed at beginners or those who have some experience of writing but would like to increase their confidence at working in a group. The two hour session in our relaxed riverside venue will involve writing prompts and sharing your work, but there's no obligation to read aloud.

The cost of the course is £5 - and this taster session is run as part of Preston Arts Association's annual Arts Festival - more details of this and other Arts Festival events can be found via their website, here.

Six Week Workshop Course

4th of November - 9th December 7.30 - 9pm (all sessions)

Over the course of six one and a half hour workshops Jenn will take you through the basics of creating character, plot and setting. She'll work with you on description and dialogue and set writing prompts and excersises to get your creative juices flowing. This course will help you turn your ideas into fully fledged pieces of writing, teach you how to present your work for publication and deal with issues like procrastination and writer's block. There will be some homework, and the opportunity to read your work out during the workshop - although this isn't compulsory.

Cost: £50 per person.

Workshop dates (the price is for all six workshops)

Wednesday November 4th
Wednesday November 11th
Wednesday November 18th
Wednesday November 25th
Wednesday December 2nd
Wednesday December 9th

The taster and the six week workshop are all held at the New Continental Pub, South Meadow Lane, Preston. You can book a place by telephoning the They Eat Culture office on 01772 499207 or emailing - payment must be made in advance in order to secure a place.

As an added bonus, everyone who attends a Preston Writing Network creative writing workshop - whether this is the taster session or the six week course, will be invited to perform at Word Soup with your very own 3 minute slot to showcase your work to a friendly and growing audience.

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