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

11 February – 09 March
CONTINUING THE WRITING JOURNEY: AN OPPORTUNITY TO HARVEST YOUR IMAGINATION AND MAP YOUR FICTION
Winchester, UK. Cost: free

19 February – 19 March (tbc)
SHORT STORY MASTERCLASS 
Online course. Cost: £125 – £145

20 – 25 February
STARTING TO WRITE FICTION
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £700 – £750

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

22 February
AN EVENING OF SHORT STORIES WITH MELANIE WHIPMAN
Guilford, UK. Cost: Free

22 February
‘MYRIAD OF OBJECTS’ – CREATIVE WRITES THEMED WORKSHOP
London,  UK. Cost: £40

22 February – 08 March
WRITERS RETREAT 
Sierra Nevada, Spain. Cost: £390 – £860

23 February
WRITE AND SHINE WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £15

23  February
WRITECLUB
Bristol, UK. Cost: £12.50

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

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

25 February
MASTERCLASS: MOTIVATION (with Nikesh Shukla)
London, UK. Cost: £45

25 February
WORD FACTORY- CITIZEN: THE NEW STORY (readings and discussion)
London, UK. Cost: £8 – £15

25 – 26 February
CREATIVE WRITES – WEEKEND WRITING WORKSHOP
London, UK. Cost: £100

26  February
WRITECLUB
Bath, UK. Cost: £12.50

28 February
WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR BOOK
London, UK. Cost: £20

MARCH 2017

11 March
LONDON LIT LAB: LIFE WRITING
London, UK. Cost: £119 – £149

14 March
HAMPSHIRE WRITERS’ SOCIETY: WRITING: A HOBBY, A VOCATION, A CAREER? – ADELE PARKS
Winchester, UK. Cost: £5

14 March
CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHING AND THE INFLUENCE OF THE GOTHIC IN CRIME FICTION (seminar with Graham Pike and Nicky Harlow)
London, UK. Cost: free

17 – 19 March
WORDS AWAY SALON – WRITING FICTION AT RATHFINNY 
Sussex, UK. Cost: £425 – £495

18 March
GATEWAYS: A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR THE HARRIED AND HARASSED
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £10 – £25

18 March
MSLEXIA WORKSHOP: SHORT STORY WRITING
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £5 – £10

18 March
SHORT STORY PANEL
Yorkshire, UK. Cost: £1.50 – £3

18 March
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Worcestershire, UK. Cost: £75 – £110

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

21 March
FINDING TIME TO WRITE
Brighton, UK. Cost: free

21 March
FINANCIAL CRIME IN FICTION, FORENSIC COGNITION AND THE INSISTENT VOICES OF THE DEAD (seminar with Joanne Rearon Lloyd and Christina Philippou)
London, UK. Cost: free

23  March
WRITECLUB
Bristol, UK. Cost: £12.50

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

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

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

APRIL 2017

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAY 2017

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

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

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

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

JUNE 2017

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 2017

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

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

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)

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

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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