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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JULY

05 July — 15 August
HEAT & LIGHT: WRITING THROUGH THE SUMMER WITH ELLA FEARS
Online. Cost: £72 — £90

11 July — 22 August
CREATIVE WRITING INK: SIX-WEEK BEGINNERS CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
Online. Cost: £120

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

23 — 28 July
TY NEWYDD: WRITING SHORT STORIES
Wales, UK. Cost: £495 — £625

26 — 29  July
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
Cornwall, UK. Cost: various

28 July
LITERATURE SURGERIES WITH QUAD: ONE ON ONE SESSIONS
Derby, UK. Cost: £20

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

29 July
WRITERSHQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERS RETREAT
Portsmouth, UK. Cost: £35

30 July
HIDDEN STORIES CREATIVE WORKSHOP: HIDDEN TREASURES
Newcastle, UK. Cost: free

AUGUST

02 August
WRITE AND SHINE SUMMER WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £19

04 August

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING OPEN HOUSE
Norwich, UK. Cost: free

04 August
WRITERSHQ: WORTHING WRITERS RETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

05 August
WRITERSHQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

09 August
WRITE AND SHINE SUMMER WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £19

10 — 12 August
LLANGWM LITERARY FESTIVAL
Pembrokeshire, UK. Cost: various

11 August
FREEDOM TO WRITE (EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL)
Edinburgh, UK. Cost: £10 — £12

11 — 17 August
SHORT STORY WRITING WITH RUTH BRANDT
West Sussex, UK. Cost: £709

11 — 17 August
SWANWICK WRITERSSUMMER SCHOOL
Derbyshire, UK. Cost: £475

11 — 27 August
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Edinburgh, UK. Cost: various

14 August
WRITER IN RESIDENCELEONIE MARTIN (SWANWICK SUMMER SCHOOL)
Derbyshire, UK. Cost: £90

16 August
WRITE AND SHINE SUMMER WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £19

17 August
WRITE AND SHINE SUMMER WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £19

18 August
WRITERSHQ: BRIGHTON WRITERS RETREAT
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

18 August
WRITERSHQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERS RETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

19 August
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

20 — 25 August
ARVON: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WITH EMMA NEWMAN AND PETER NEWMAN
Shropshire, UK. Cost: £800

20 — 25 August
MONIACK MHOR CRIME WRITING TUTORED RETREAT
Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK. Cost: £540 — £595

24 August
WRITING, COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH CHARMAINE POLLARD
London, UK. Cost: £20

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

27 August — 01 September
TY NEWYDD: LIFE WRITING: TRAVEL AND MEMOIR
Wales, UK. Cost: £495 — £625

30 August
WRITE AND SHINE SUMMER WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £19

SEPTEMBER

01 September
CHASING TIME SCOTLAND: ART OF THE SHORT STORY
Angus, Scotland, UK. Cost: £50

02 September
WRITERSHQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

02 September
WRITERSHQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERS RETREAT
Portsmouth, UK. Cost: £35

03 — 08 September
ARVON: EXPERIMENTAL FICTION
Location: Yorkshire. Cost: £720 — £770

07 — 09 September
FESTIVAL OF WRITING 2018
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £150 — £575

07 — 09 September
GLADFEST 2018
Wales, UK. Cost: various

08 September
WRITERSHQ: WORTHING WRITERS RETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

13 — 16 September
NOIRWICH CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2018
Norwich, UK. Cost: £67 — £87

14 — 16 September
ABOVE THE STRANDLINE
Scotland, UK. Cost: £220

14 — 16 September
WOMEN’S WUTHERING HEIGHTS WRITING AND WELLBEING RETREAT
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £247.50 — £275

15 September
WRITERSHQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERS RETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

16 September
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

17 — 23 September
STOJKOW ARTS: AUTUMN WRITERSRETREAT
Lower Silesia, Poland. Cost: £140 — £175

17 September — 05 November
INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC AND REFLECTIVE WRITING
Online. Cost: £399

21 September
BLOODY SCOTLAND CRIME WRITING MASTERCLASS
Stirling, Scotland, UK. Cost: £80 — £100

21 — 23 September
WORDS WORK WELL FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP
East Lothian, Scotland, UK. Cost: £216 — £260

22 September
PLOT AND STORY STRUCTURE 
Derby, UK. Cost: £35

22 September
WRITERSHQ: BRIGHTON WRITERS RETREAT
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

24 — 29 September
ARVON: EDITING FICTION
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £720 — £770

26 September
CREATIVE AND REFLECTIVE WRITING IN COACHING FOR WELLBEING
York, UK. Cost: £168.27

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

30 September
WRITERSHQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERS RETREAT
Portsmouth, UK. Cost: £35

OCTOBER

 

01 — 06 October
ARVON TUTORED RETREAT: HOW TO MAKE PURPOSEFUL PROGRESS ON YOUR FICTION
Devon, UK. Cost: £770

06 October
WRITERSHQ: WORTHING WRITERS RETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

07 October
WRITERSHQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

07 — 12 October
WRITING ON THE EDGE OF THE SEA
Crete, Greece. Cost: €350

08 October
WRITING THE BODYYOGA AND WRITING DAY RETREAT
Sussex, UK. Cost: £85

08 — 15 October
WRITEAWAY IN FRANCE
Centre-Val de Loire, France. Cost: $2,100 — $2,350

15 — 19 October
TY NEWYDD: WRITING POPULAR FICTION
Gwynedd, Wales, UK. Cost: from £395

17 — 24 October
WRITEAWAY IN ITALY
Tuscany, Italy. Cost: $2,100 — $2,350

20 October
WRITERSHQ: BRIGHTON WRITERS RETREAT
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

20 October
WRITERSHQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERS RETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

21 October
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

22 — 25 October
AWAKENING THE WRITER WITHINMIDWEEK RETREAT TO SOUTHERN FRANCE
Massignac, France. Cost: £250 — £595

22 — 26 October
AWAKENING THE WRITING WITHIN AUTUMN RETREAT
Poumeroux, France.  Cost: £395 — £595

22 — 27 October
TY NEWYDD STORYTELLING RETREAT: THE SPELL ON THE TONGUE
Wales, UK. Cost: from £495

November

03 November
WRITERSHQ: WORTHING WRITERS RETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

04 November
WRITERSHQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

09 — 11 November
NAWE CONFERENCE 2018
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: various

16 — 18 November
WEST DEAN: WRITING SKILLSCHARACTER AND PERSPECTIVE
Sussex, UK. Cost: £254

17 November
WRITERSHQ: BRIGHTON WRITERS RETREAT
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

18 November
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

19 — 24 November
MONIACK MHOR: FROM PAGE TO PUBLICATION
Scotland, UK. Cost: £540 — £595

22 November
CREATIVE AND REFLECTIVE WRITING IN COACHING FOR WELLBEING
York, UK. Cost: £168.27

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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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