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 (ongoing)

 

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

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

MAY (ongoing)

24 May — 04 July
SPREAD THE WORD ONLINE COURSE: SHAPING SHORT FICTION

Online. Cost: £72 — £90

 

JUNE

 

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

15 -16 June
GREENWICH BOOK FESTIVAL
London, UK. Cost: various

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

16 June
APERTURES: DOORSWRITING FOR SELF-DISCOVERY (2 of 3)
London, UK. Cost: £35 for one/£60 for two/£75 for three

16 June 
WRITERSHQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERS RETREAT
Cambridge, UK. Cost: £35

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

16 — 17 June
LONDON LIT LAB: WRITE AND EDIT A STORY IN A WEEKEND
London, UK. Cost: £195 — £235

17 June
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

17 June
WRITERSHQ: PORTSMOUTH WRITERS RETREAT
Portsmouth, UK. Cost: £35

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

18 — 21 June
AWAKENING THE WRITER WITHINSUMMER RETREAT IN YORK
York, UK. Cost:£250

20 June
CREATIVE WRITES: SPACE TO WRITE WEDNESDAYS
London, UK. Cost: £25

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
CHASING TIME WRITING RETREATS
Angus, Scotland, UK. Cost: £250

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

23 June
THE CRAFT OF REVISING — A WORKSHOP ON SELF-EDITING FOR WRITERS
London, UK. Cost: £95

23 June
THE LITERARY CONSULTANCY WRITERSDAY
London, UK. Cost: £60 + VAT

23 June
SCENES FROM LIFEMASTERCLASS WITH HANNAH VINCENT
Lewes, UK. Cost: £25.74

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

23 — 24 June
STORYCON 2018 — SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST
Glasgow, UK. Price: free

27 June
WHERE ARE OUR WORKING CLASS NARRATIVES?
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Cost: £3

28 June
WORDS AND WINE WORKSHOPCREATIVE WRITES
London, UK. Cost: £25

29 June — 01 July
AFRICA WRITES 2018
London, UK. Cost: various

29 June — 01 July
WRITING AS ALCHEMY
Shropshire, UK. Cost: £195

30 June
HOW STORIES FIND US — A WORKSHOP WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR JEREMY GAVRON
Bath, UK. Cost: £50 — £60

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

30 June
WRITING WEST MIDLANDS: THE NATIONAL WRITERSCONFERENCE 2018
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £45 — £60

July

01 July
WRITERSHQ: BIRMINGHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Birmingham, UK. Cost: £35

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

06 — 15 July
WAYS WITH WORDS: FESTIVAL OF WORDS
Devon, UK. Cost: various

07 July
APERTURES: SKYLIGHTWRITING FOR SELF-DISCOVERY (3 of 3)
London, UK. Cost: £35 for one/£60 for two/£75 for three

07 July
HOW TO SUCCEED AS A TRAVEL WRITER
Chesterfield, UK. Cost: £29.93

07 July
WRITERSHQ: WORTHING WRITERS RETREAT
Worthing, UK. Cost: £35

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

10 July — 21 August
CREATIVE WRITING INK: SIX-WEEK INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
Online. Cost: £140

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

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

15 July
WRITERSHQ: CHELTENHAM WRITERS RETREAT
Cheltenham, UK. Cost: £35

17 — 19 July
INTRODUCTION TO INKLINGS: WRITE YOUR SELF
London, UK. Cost: £27 — £54

21 July
WRITING COURSES AT THE BUTTON AND BEAR WITH LIZ PIKETHE SEA (3 of 3)
Shrewsbury, UK. Cost: £15 (2 courses for £25)

21 July
WRITERSHQ: BRIGHTON WRITERS RETREAT
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

21 July
WRITERSHQ: CAMBRIDGE WRITERS RETREAT
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

23 — 27 July
AN APPROACH TO CREATIVE WRITINGSUMMER SCHOOL
London, UK. Cost: £290

23 — 27 July
THE LEOPARDI WRITING CONFERENCE
Recanati, Italy. Cost: tbc

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

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

August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23 June
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

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

September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November

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

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

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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