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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JUNE

05- 10 June

PEN AND THINK
Near Carcassonne, France. Cost: £895

05 – 11 June
THE LAND’S WILD MAGIC
Cornwall, UK. Cost: £550

05 – 11 June
SEVEN IDEAS IN SEVEN DAYS
Online course. Cost: £20

05 June – 16 July
WRITING SHORT FICTION
Online course. Cost: £140

06 June – 11 July
PORTRAITS IN WRITING
London, UK. Cost: £95

08 June
CITY OF STORIES – BARKING LEARNING CENTRE
London, UK. Cost: free

08 June – 13 July
WRITE YOUR LIFE
London, UK. Cost: £95

10 June
CITY OF STORIES – MERTON ARTS SPACE
London, UK. Cost: free

10 June
NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 2017
Birmingham,  UK. Cost: £47.48 – £52.69

10 June
STARTING TO WRITE DAY
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £45

12 – 17 June
ARVON – FICTION: WORK IN PROGRESS
Shropshire, UK. Cost: £760

12 – 17 June
ARVON – STARTING TO WRITE
Devon, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

13 June
CITY OF STORIES – REDBRIDGE CENTRAL LIBRARY
London, UK. Cost: free

13 June
HAMPSHIRE WRITERS SOCIETY GALA
Winchester, UK. Cost: £5

13 June
MARKETING AND PUBLICITY CONFERENCE
London, UK.  Cost: free

13 June
WRITE YOURSELF HAPPY
Kent, UK. Cost: free

14 June
LONDON WRITERS NETWORK – MAKING A CAREER IN LITERATURE
London, UK. Cost: £8

14 June
READ WRITE EXPRESS – WRITING FOR WELLBEING MONTHLY WORKSHOP (4 of 4)
London, UK. Cost: 1 class: £16; 2 classes: £30; 3 classes: £45 (+ small booking fee)

14 June
SOUL RELICS – MEMORIES AND STORY
London, UK. Cost: £11.01

14 June
WORD FACTORY MASTERCLASS: METAPHOR AND IMAGINATION
London, UK. Cost: £35

14 – 29 June
WRITERS RETREAT 
Sierra Nevada, Spain. Cost: £390 – £860

15 June
WRITE HAPPY
London, UK. Cost: free

16 – 18 June
WINCHESTER WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
Winchester, UK. Cost: £110 – £450

17 June
BOY SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR
Oxford, UK. Cost: £65

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

17 June
CITY OF STORIES – MERTON ARTS SPACE
London, UK. Cost: free

17 June
CITY OF STORIES – WALTHAMSTOW LIBRARY
London, UK. Cost: free

17 June
THE WRITER’S DEN (for 9-14 year-olds)
Derby, UK. Cost: £15 (+ booking fee)

18 June
SHORT FICTION: 5-WEEK ONLINE SHORT STORY MASTERCLASS
Online. Cost: £125

19 June – 24 July
WRITING SHORT FICTION
Online course. Cost: £140

19 June – 30 July
PUBLISHING 101: FIND AN AGENT, SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT, GET PUBLISHED
Online course. Cost: £140

20 June
CITY OF STORIES – HAMMERSMITH LIBRARY
London, UK. Cost: free

20 June
CITY OF STORIES – WILLESDEN GREEN
London, UK. Cost: free

21 June
SUMMER SOLSTICE READING AND WRITING DAY
London, UK. Cost: free

22 June
CITY OF STORIES – BARKING LEARNING CENTRE
London, UK. Cost: free

22 June
CITY OF STORIES – CANNING TOWN LIBRARY
London, UK. Cost: free

24 June
CITY OF STORIES – CROYDON CENTRAL LIBRARY
London, UK. Cost: free

24 June
IMPROVISATION IN CREATIVE WRITING
Bristol, UK. Cost: £80

24 June
TLC WRITERS’ DAY
London, UK. Cost: £72

24 – 25 June
BATH FLASH FICTION FESTIVAL
Bath,  UK. Cost: £60 – £150

29 June
CITY OF STORIES – BEXLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY 
London, UK. Cost: free

30 June
THE GLOBAL GARDEN: SCIENCE, ART AND WRITING WORKSHOP
Norwich, UK. Cost: free

JULY

01 July
NATURE WRITING DAY
Norwich, UK. Cost: £65 – £75

01 July
SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROMANCE WRITER
Chippenham, UK. Cost: £25

05 – 07 July
ENGLISH: SHARED FUTURES CONFERENCE 
Newcastle, UK. Cost: tbc

11 July
CREATIVE WRITING KEW GARDENS
London, UK. Cost: £60 – £70

15 July
EDGE-LIT-6 – HORROR, FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION DAY
Derby, UK. Cost: £30

17 – 22 July
SHORT OR LONG FICTION: GETTING GOING AND KEEP GOING
Wales, UK. Cost: from £495

18 – 23 July
STARTING TO WRITE: GENERATING AND PROGRESSING YOUR IDEAS
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

19 July
LONDON WRITERS NETWORK – MEET THE EDITORS
London, UK. Cost: £8

22 July
COUNTRY HOUSE DAY: CREATING STORY
Kent, UK. Cost: £75

29 – 30 July
CREATIVE BRIDGES CONFERENCE 2017
Bristol, UK. Cost: £170 – £200 (for both days. Tickets for individual days available)

AUGUST

09 August
WRITE AND SHINE MORNING WRITING RETREAT
London, UK. Cost: £15

12 – 18 August
SWANWICK WRITERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL 2017
Derbyshire, UK. Cost: varies. (£100 tickets available through TopWrite)

26 August – 02 September
WRITING THE BRIGHT MOMENT
Cévennes, France.  Cost: £695 – £795

SEPTEMBER

07 September – 26 October
LONDON LIT LAB – CONTINUING TO WRITE 
London, UK. Cost: £319 – £349

11 – 16  September
NON-FICTION: TUTORED RETREAT – LIFE AND OTHER JOURNEYS
Shropshire, UK. Cost: £760

14 – 17 September
NOIRWICH CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL
Norwich, UK. Cost: £66 – £86

16 September
IN STEP WITH THE SEASONS- AUTUMN
Brighton, UK. Cost: £65 (£240 for all four Seasons workshops)

16 – 22 September
LITERARY ADVENTURES WRITING RETREAT
Andalucia, Spain. Cost: £795

18 September – 23 October
WRITING SHORT FICTION
Online course. Cost: £140

22 – 24 September
SCOTSWRITE CONFERENCE 2017
Glasgow, UK. Cost: £46 – £120

23 – 29 September
UNLEASH YOUR WRITING POWER (retreat)
Portugal. Cost: €725

OCTOBER

2 – 5 October
WRITER’S RETREAT
Cumbria,  UK. Cost: £270 (not including accommodation. Accommodation prices outlined on the website)

16 – 21 October
ARVON- QUEER FICTION
Shropshire, UK. Cost: £760

16 October – 22 January 2018
WRITING YA AND CHILDREN’S FICTION
Online course. Cost: £1,600

NOVEMBER

06 – 11  November
LIFE WRITING: WRITING FAMILY HISTORY
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

15 – 29 November
WRITERS RETREAT 
Sierra Nevada, Spain. Cost: £390 – £860

20 – 25 November
ARVON- GHOSTWRITING
Devon, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

DECEMBER

02 December
IN STEP WITH THE SEASONS- WINTER
Brighton, UK. Cost: £65 (£240 for all four Seasons workshops)

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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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