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.

*

We also have up-to-date lists of
WRITING RETREATS and WORKSHOP GROUPS.

*

APRIL

21 – 23 April
BARE LIT FESTIVAL
London, UK. Cost: varies

22 April
AUTHOR’S NORTH BROADCASTING DAY
Leeds,  UK. Cost: £39 – £99

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

22 April
SEASONAL SPACE TO WRITE
Durham, UK. Cost: £35

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

23 April
BRIGHTON WRITERS’ RETREAT: EASTER OEUVRE EDITION
Brighton, UK. Cost: £35

23 April
FINDING A WAY TO THE AUDIENCE (panel discussion)
London, UK. Cost: £16

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

24 April – 30  May
INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC AND REFLECTIVE WRITING
Online. Cost: £350 – £399

25  April
AN EVENING WITH ALISON MACLEOD 
Brighton, UK. Cost: £3

25 April
POLLY SAMSON – A WRITING LIFE
Lewes, UK. Cost: £10

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

26 April
UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER: PUBLISHING PANEL EVENT
Chichester, UK. Cost: free

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

29 April
PLOTSTORMERS EPIC ONE DAY INTENSIVE OF YOUR DREAMS
Sussex, UK. Cost: £75 – £115

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

MAY

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

01 – 31 May
WOWFEST 2017 (writing festival)
Liverpool, UK. Cost: varies

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

03 May
WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS?: FAIR USE, COPYRIGHT AND COMMISSIONING FOR AUTHORS AND PRODUCERS
London, UK. Cost: free

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

06 May
SURREY NEW WRITERS FESTIVAL
Surrey, UK. Cost: £20/25

07 May
SHORT FICTION: 5-WEEK ONLINE SHORT STORY MASTERCLASS
Online. Cost: £125

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

14 – 15 May
WEEKEND WRITING WORKSHOP – CREATIVE WRITES TREASURE BOX, WRITE YOUR LEGACY
London, UK. Cost: £100

15 May
THE WRITERS’ BLOCK – CREATIVE WRITING FOR ADULTS: WRITING ABOUT PLACE
Cornwall, UK. Cost: £20

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

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

18 May
TALES OF THE GLOBE WITH KAREN WHITESON (short course, 5 weeks)
London, UK. Cost: £90

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

20 May
HOW TO RUN A WRITING EVENT (day workshop)
Derby, UK. Cost: £30

20 May
LONDON LIT LAB – FOLK TALES IN NEW FICTION
London, UK. Cost: £99- £129

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

20 May
STEP INTO WORLDS – CRAFT YOUR FICTIONAL WORLD
London, UK. Cost: £40 – £50

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

22 May
FEMINIST PUBLISHING – THEN, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Nottingham, UK. Cost: £4 – £5

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

25 – 28 May
THE LITRO LITERARY WEEKENDER: GHANA AND NIGERIA – A LITERARY HIGHLIFE
London, UK. Cost: £15 (earlybird)

25 May
WRITER’S WORKSHOP: WITH PATRICE LAWRENCE & SPREAD THE WORD
London, UK. Cost: free

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

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

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

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

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

JULY

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER

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

*

Find a month by month listing of annual literary festivals here.

 *

Please contact us at thresholds@chi.ac.uk if you would like your literary event listed.

 

Archive Posts