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 2017

20 February – 3 April
PEOPLE, PLACES, LIFE: CREATIVE WRITING AT M SHED
Bristol, UK. Cost: £52

23 February – 30 March
SHORT STORY WORLDS
London, UK. Cost: £95

MARCH 2017

20 March – 24 April
WRITING SHORT FICTION
Online course. Cost: £140

23  March
WRITECLUB
Bristol, UK. Cost: £12.50

24 March
WRITE AND SHINE WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £15

25 March
EVERYTHING A DEBUT AUTHOR NEEDS TO KNOW
London, UK. Cost: £40

25 March
GATEWAYS: A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR THE HARRIED AND HARASSED
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £25

25 March
POST-TRUTH: EXPLORE THE ART OF GETTING TO THE TRUTH
London, UK. Cost: £8 – £15

25 March
THE WRITER’S CONFERENCE 2016
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £55 – £60

25 – 26 March
WRITING FOR YOUR LIFE
Kent, UK. Cost: £135 – £150

26 March
WRITECLUB
Bath, UK. Cost: £12.50

27 March
WORDS AWAY SALON – WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION WITH ESSIE FOX
London, UK. Cost: £10 – £12

27 – 28 March
CENTRE FOR NEW WRITING: WRITERS’ RETREAT
Rutland, UK. Cost: £156 – £249

29 March
CREATIVEWRITES WORKSHOP (3 of 3)
London, UK. Cost: £105 (for all three workshops)

APRIL 2017

 

01 – 02 April
WRITE BY THE BEACH: WEEKEND WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 
Brighton, UK. Cost: £140 – £255

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

05 – 07 April
RADICAL WRITING RETREAT
Essex, UK. Cost: £175

06 – 08 April
LAUGHARNE WEEKEND CREATIVE WRITING BOOTCAMP
Wales, UK. Cost: £200

08 April
RESEARCHING AND WRITING THE PERFECT MURDER
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £58 – £65

08 – 09 April
LONDON LIT LAB – WRITE AND EDIT A STORY
London, UK. Cost: £199/£229

18 – 23 April
STARTING TO WRITE: NOVELS, SHORT STORIES, MEMOIR
Devon, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

19 April
‘CREATING CHARACTER’ – CREATIVE WRITES THEMED WORKSHOP
London,  UK. Cost: £40

20 – 25 April
THE SHORT OF IT: SHORT STORY WRITING PORTFOLIO
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £100 – £110

20 April – 24 May
LONDON LIT LAB – BEGINNING TO WRITE
London, UK. Cost: £239 – £259

22 April
KINDLING THE SOUL
Wiltshire, UK. Cost: £60 – £70

22 April
THE 5TH SELF-PUBLISHING CONFERENCE 
Leicester, UK. Cost: £65

23 – 28 April
‘THE ART OF THE SHORT STORY’ WITH VANESSA GEBBIE
Venice, Italy. Cost: €430

25 April – 27 June
HOW TO WRITE SHORT STORIES THAT RESONATE
London, UK. Cost: £295

26 April
‘COLOUR AS WRITING INSPIRATION’ – CREATIVE WRITES THEMED WORKSHOP
London,  UK. Cost: £40

29 April
A FOX CROSSED MY PATH
Brighton, UK. Cost: £30

29 April – 06 May
CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT (cruise)
Departs from Valencia, Spain. Cost: £1,095

MAY 2017

01 – 07 May
SHORT STORY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

02 May – 13 June
TELL YOUR OWN STORY 
Leicester, UK. Cost: £96 – £108

03 May
‘WRITING THE SENSES’ – CREATIVE WRITES THEMED WORKSHOP
London,  UK. Cost: £40

08 – 13 May
EXPERIMENTAL FICTION: EXPLORING THE PAST AND FUTURE OF INVENTIVE PROSE
Devon, UK. Cost: £710 – £760

08 May – 07 August
WRITING YA AND CHILDREN’S FICTION
Online course. Cost: £1,600

09 May
HAMPSHIRE WRITERS’ SOCIETY: AN EXPLORATION OF STRUCTURE – MARGARET GRAHAM
Winchester, UK. Cost: £5

10 May
WRITE AND SHINE MORNING WRITING RETREAT
London, UK. Cost: £15

10 May – 21 June
THE PLEASURE OF WRITING
Leicester, UK. Cost: £96 – £108

16 May
CO -CREATE RADICAL LANDSCAPES 
Bath, UK. Cost: £50

20 May
HOW TO EDIT YOUR BOOK
London, UK. Cost: £149

20 May
LONDON LIT LAB – FOLK TALES IN NEW FICTION
London, UK. Cost: £129 – £149

20 May
NEWCASTLE WRITING CONFERENCE 2017
Newcastle, UK. Cost: £25 – £49 (+ booking fee)

20 May
TOOTH AND CLAW
Hertfordshire, UK. Cost: £45

22 May
WORDS AWAY SALON – EXPLORING CREATIVE NON-FICTION WITH FRANCIS SPUFFORD
London, UK. Cost: £10 – £12

27 May
FINE-TUNE YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Leicester, UK. Cost: £50 – £55

29 May – 03 June
WRITE LIKE NO ONE’S WATCHING
Near Carcassonne, France. Cost: £895

JUNE 2017

04 June
IN STEP WITH THE SEASONS- SUMMER
Brighton, UK. Cost: £65 (£240 for all four Seasons workshops)

05- 10 June
PEN AND THINK
Near Carcassonne, France. Cost: £895

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 2017

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 2017

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 2017

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

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

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

OCTOBER 2017

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

NOVEMBER 2017 

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

DECEMBER 2017

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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