Calendar of Events, Short Courses & Workshops

photo by  Joe Lanman

A calendar of upcoming literary and short story courses, conferences, festivals, retreats, workshops and other writing-related events.

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We also have up-to-date lists of
WRITING RETREATS and WORKSHOP GROUPS.

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FEBRUARY

 

21 February
WRITE & SHINE’S WINTER SEASON (Retreat- Leicester Square)
London, UK. Cost: £15

22 February
WORDS & WINE WORKSHOP WITH CREATIVE WRITES
London, UK. Cost: £25

22 February
WRITE & SHINE’S WINTER SEASON (workshop- Piccadilly)
London, UK. Cost: £15

23 February — 23 March
WRITING FOR WELLBEING WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICIA FLEMING
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £75 (for 5 sessions)

24 February
CITY LIT: WRITING POLITICAL COMEDY
London, UK. Cost: £24 — £59

24 February
CRIME AT THE CASTLE
Scotland, UK. Cost: £55

24 February
SPREADING THE WORD: WRITING ORAL HISTORY
London, UK. Cost: £48 — £60

24 February
WRITERS HQ: BRIGHTON WRITERSRETREAT
Hove, UK. Cost: £35

24 February
WRITING THE CHAKRAS WITH JENNY ALEXANDER
Cornwall, UK. Cost: £35

25 February
TASTER SESSION IN WRITING FOR WELLBEING, SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND PLEASURE
Bath, UK. Cost: £10

25 February
WRITERS HQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERSRETREAT
Southsea, UK. Cost: £35

26 February — 15 April
CREATIVE WRITING: AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING
Online. Cost: £240

27 February
BURRSWOOD HEALTH & WELLBEING — A DAY OF CREATIVE WRITING
Sussex, UK. Cost: £50

MARCH

03 March
KINDLING THE SOUL WITH JOHN WAITE AND KATE PAWSEY
Wiltshire, UK. Cost: £60 — £70

03 March
THE WRITERS CONFERENCE 
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £50 — £65

03 March
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

03 March
WRITING, ILLUSTRATING AND BOOKMAKING
Cornwall, UK. Cost: £35

04 March
WRITERS HQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

05 — 10 March
CRAFTING THE SHORT STORY: THE WRITING RETREAT IN CORNWALL
Cornwall, UK. Cost: £495 — £695

11 March
WORKSHOP: EDITING FOR AUTHORS
Scotland, UK. Cost: £80

13 — 15 March
RESIDENTIAL WRITING COURSE WITH MARGARET ELPHINSTONE AND MARY SMITH
Scotland, UK. Cost: from £250

14 March
CREATIVE WRITES THEMED WORKSHOPMYRIAD OF OBJECTS
London, UK. Cost: £25

15 — 25 March
AYE WRITE
Glasgow, UK. Cost: varies

16 March
WORD FACTORYAN EVENING WITH ANNE ENRIGHT
London, UK. Cost: £8 — £20

16 — 18 March
PLACE… A SENSE OF SPACE
Snowdonia, UK. Cost: £190 — £210

17 March
WRITERS HQ: BRIGHTON WRITERSRETREAT
Hove, UK. Cost: £35

17 March
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

18 March
WRITERS HQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

23 — 25 March
TY NEWYDD: WRITING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Wales, UK. Cost: £220 — £295

24 March
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS WITH THE LITERARY CONSULTANCY 
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £22 — £52

24 March
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDYORK LITERATURE FESTIVAL
York, UK. Cost: £95

24 March
IMPORTANCE OF SETTING IN WRITING
Brighton, UK. Cost: £22 — £25

24 March
WRITING THE SEASONS: SPRING (2 0f 4)
Northampton, UK. Cost: £15

25 March
WRITERS HQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERSRETREAT
Southsea, UK. Cost: £35

APRIL

02 — 07 April
WRITING RETREAT WITH LIZ CASHDAN AND BEVERLEY WARD
Wales, UK. Cost: £310 — £385

07 April
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

08 April
WRITERS HQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

09 April — 11 June
READING AS A WRITING
Carlisle, UK. Cost: £14 — £70

10 April
HAMPSHIRE WRITERS SOCIETYAN EXPLORATION OF STRUCTURE
Winchester, UK. Cost: Free for HWS members, £5 for non-members

12 April
CREATIVE WRITINGCHARACTER, DIALOGUE AND POINT OF VIEW IN A DAY
Glasgow, UK. Cost: £26

15 April
WRITERS HQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

16 April — 18 June
SHUT UP & WRITE!
Edinburgh, UK. Cost: £121

20 April — 29 June
THE 60 MINUTE WRITER
London, UK. Cost: £40 — £99

21 April
THIS LINE IS NOT FOR TURNINGWITH LISA MATTHEWS
Newcastle, UK. Cost: £30 — £40

21 April
WRITERS HQ: BRIGHTON WRITERSRETREAT
Hove, UK. Cost: £35

21 April
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

24 April — 29 May
YOGA FOR WRITERS
Online. Cost: £395

28 April
WRITERS AND ARTISTSHOW TO GET PUBLISHEDARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth, UK. Cost: £95

29 April
WRITERS HQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERSRETREAT
Southsea, UK. Cost: £35

30 April — 05 May
MONIACK MHOR: NATURE WRITING
Scotland, UK. Cost: £540 — £595

MAY

04 — 07 May
WRITING FICTION- EXTENDED WEEKEND COURSE
Cumbria, UK. Cost: £223 — £319

05 May
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

06 May
MONIACK MHOR DAY WORKSHOP: FLASH FICTION WITH KIT DE WAAL
Scotland, UK. Cost: £50

08 — 10 May
MANCHESTER MET SHORT COURSE: TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING
Manchester, UK. Cost: £350 (other prices for students wishing to attain 30 Masters-level credits)

11 — 13 May
HOW TO WRITE FACT INTO FICTION WITH BETHAN ROBERTS
West Sussex, UK. Cost: £231

13 May
WRITERS HQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

14 — 19 May
ARVON: STARTING TO WRITE WITH THE BRONTËS
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £720 — £770

14 — 19 May
WHAT I MEAN TO SAY WITH JANICE GALLOWAY
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £500 — £760

15 — 17 May
MANCHESTER MET SHORT COURSE: CRIME FICTION
Manchester, UK. Cost: £350 (other prices for students wishing to attain 30 Masters-level credits)

19 May
INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP DAY IN CREATIVE WRITING FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES
Bristol, UK. Cost: £75

19 May
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

20 May
WRITERS HQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

22 — 24 May
MANCHESTER MET SHORT COURSE: WRITING (WELL) ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
Manchester, UK. Cost: £350 (other prices for students wishing to attain 30 Masters-level credits)

26 May
AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FICTION
Carlisle, UK. Cost: £39

26 May
WRITING CREATIVE NON-FICTION — A MASTERCLASS WITH WRITER IN RESIDENCE CAL FLYN
Wales, UK. Cost: £35

JUNE

02 June
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

03 June
WRITERS HQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

04 — 09 June
WRITING AND MOVEMENT RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP WITH OBRA THEATRE COMPANY AND LUCY BURNETT
Lectoure, France. Cost: €300

05 — 07 June
MANCHESTER MET SHORT COURSE: FROM HISTORICAL FACT TO CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Manchester, UK. Cost: £350 (other prices for students wishing to attain 30 Masters-level credits)

09 June
WRITING WEST MIDLANDS: MAKING A LIVING FROM WRITING
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £45

12 June
HAMPSHIRE WRITERS SOCIETYPUBLISHING AND WRITING
Winchester, UK. Cost: Free for HWS members, £5 for non-members

14 — 26 June
THE READER SUMMER 2018 WRITING RETREAT
Pelion, Greece. Cost: tbc

15 June
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

16 June
WRITING WEST MIDLANDS: PLOT AND STORY STRUCTURE
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £45

17 June
WRITERS HQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

21 — 22 June
MANCHESTER MET SHORT COURSE: CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL
Manchester, UK. Cost: £350 (other prices for students wishing to attain 30 Masters-level credits)

22 — 24 June
MIDSUMMER WRITE
Scotland, UK. Cost: £210

30 June
WRITING THE SEASONS: SUMMER (3 0f 4)
Northampton, UK. Cost: £15

July

01 July
WRITERS HQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERSRETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

07 July
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

21 July
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

21 — 28 July
OXFORD UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ADULTS: THE CHARACTER OF PLACE
Oxford, UK. Cost: £680 — £1,245

28 July — 04 August
OXFORD UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ADULTS: BEING CREATIVE WITH LOVE
Oxford, UK. Cost: £680 — £1,245

28 July — 04 August
OXFORD UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ADULTS: CREATING CHARACTER
Oxford, UK. Cost: £680 — £1,245

August

04 August
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

18 August
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

24 — 26 August
ARVON SHORT COURSE: FINISHING IT
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £530

September

01 September
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

15 September
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

29 September
WRITING THE SEASONS: WINTER (4 0f 4)
Northampton, UK. Cost: £15

October

06 October
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

20 October
WRITERS HQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERSRETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

November

03 November
WRITERS HQ: WORTHING WRITERSRETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

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Find a month by month listing of annual literary festivals here.

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Please contact us at thresholds@chi.ac.uk if you would like your literary event listed.

 

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