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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APRIL

 

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

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

18 April
PUBLISHING PANELCHICHESTER UNIVERSITY
Chichester, UK. Cost: free

18 April
WRITERS IN RESIDENCEIN CONVERSATION
Southampton, UK. Cost: free

20 — 22 April
IDEAS FROM THE ATTIC
Cornwall, UK. Cost: free/£10

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

21 — 22 April
LONDON WORKSHOPCLAIRE KEEGAN FICTION WORKSHOPS
London, UK. Cost: £380

22 April
THE STUDENT WORDSMITH’S CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR WRITERS
Loughborough, UK. Cost: £30

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

26 April
WORDS AND WINE WORKSHOP WITH CREATIVE WRITES
London, UK. Cost: £25

28 April
THE 6TH SELF-PUBLISHING CONFERENCE
Leicester, UK. Cost: £65

28 April
THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS: THE AUTHORS NORTH SPRING MEETING
Liverpool, UK. Cost: varies

28 April
START YOUR STORY WITH WRITING MAGAZINE
Cambridgeshire, UK. Cost: £89 — £99

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

29 April
BIANTHE UK CHINESE WRITERSNETWORK
Leeds, UK. Cost: £8.50 — £10.50

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

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

MAY

01 — 31 May
WRITING ON THE WALL FEST 2018 — CROSSING BORDERS
Liverpool, UK. Cost: various

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

11 — 19 May
2018 FOWEY FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND LITERATURE
Cornwall, UK. Cost: various

12 May
CITY LIT: APPROACHING AN AGENT
London,  UK. Cost: £24 — £59

12 May
WRITING WEST MIDLANDS 1 DAY SHORT STORY COURSE: WRITING MOTHERHOOD PART II
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £40 — £45

13 May
AN INTRODUCTION TO SELF-PUBLISHING
County Durham, UK. Cost: £3.50

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

14 — 18 May
TY NEWYDD MAY RETREAT
Wales, UK. Cost: £300 — £450

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)

17 May
LET’S TALK ABOUT CLASSWORKING CLASS WRITERS FINDING A VOICE
Liverpool, UK. Cost: £5 — £10

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)

24 May — 04 July
SPREAD THE WORD ONLINE COURSE: SHAPING SHORT FICTION
Online. Cost: £72 — £90

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
MONIACK MHOR: MEMOIR WITH JENNIE ERDAL AND ROBERT TWIGGER
Scotland, UK. Cost: £540

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
MIXTAPE: UNLOCKING YOUR CREATIVITY
London, UK. Cost: free

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

15 — 17 June
WINCHESTER WRITERSFESTIVAL
Winchester, UK. Cost: varies

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

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

18 June
WRITING WORKSHOP: THE CRAFT OF GEORGETTE HEYER
London, UK. Cost: £30 — £50

21 June
SHORT STORY IN A DAY
Brighton, UK. Cost: £50

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

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

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

09 — 14 July
FICTION-WRITING AT THE GARSDALE RETREAT
Cumbria, UK. Cost: £500 — £760

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

23 — 24 July
WRITING FROM EKPHRASIS
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £160

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

 

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

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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