Workshop
Saturday 13 May

Freedom through restriction: Fiction workshop with Joe Dunthorne

Find new ways to generate ideas, disrupt old habits and keep your writing fresh and exciting.

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Joe Dunthorne

Saturday 13 May

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£65 / £55 conc

Workshop
Saturday 3 June

Writing a Novel: The importance of character with Rachel Hore

Why is character so important in novels, and how do we go about writing great characters? What is the relationship between character and plot? In this day workshop for aspiring and emerging fiction writers, Sunday Times Top Ten Bestselling author Rachel Hore will help you to explore these issues through creative writing exercises and discussion to help you start on or develop your novel.

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Fully booked!

Rachel Hore

Saturday 3 June

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
Friday 30 June

The Global Garden: Science, Art and Writing Workshop

This Science, Art and Writing workshop presents an opportunity for scientists, artists and writers to break down the barriers between art and science, by coming together to inform and inspire each other through creative writing and art.

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Friday 30 June

10am - 4pm

Norwich, venue TBC

Free - Applications by email

Workshop
Saturday 1 July

Nature Writing Day with Mark Cocker

Calling all aspiring nature/natural history writers! Award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist Mark Cocker invites you to spend the day at his much-loved Blackwater Wood, a private fen woodland on the banks of the River Yare. 

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Limited availability - book soon!

Mark Cocker

Saturday 1 July

10am - 4pm

Blackwater Wood, Norfolk (nr. Postwick)

£75 / £65 conc

Workshop
Saturday 9 September

Dream and Vision: Poetry workshop with Sean O’Brien

The experience of falling asleep, dreaming, dream-visions, and waking, lend themselves perfectly to the poetic form; where daytime and night-time, dream and reality, often meet. 

In this workshop, Sean will show you how to make the crossing in either direction between waking and dreaming, armed only with a pen and paper. All he asks if for you to bring your curiosity and an open mind!  

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Sean O'Brien

Saturday 9 September

10am - 4pm

Norwich School

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
Saturday 30 September

Children’s Literature Day School

Back by popular demand! The WCN Children’s Literature Day School explores different aspects and forms of writing for children and young people. It covers writing, illustration, preparing work for publication and children’s literature in the publishing industry.

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Various

Saturday 30 September

10am - 4pm

Norwich School

£60 / £55 conc

Workshop
Saturday 14 October

Writing Dramatic Non-Fiction with Paul Willetts

Got a great idea for a work of non-fiction, but unsure how best to make a start? Successful non-fiction writer and journalist Paul Willetts will offer his own experiences of producing narrative-driven historical non-fiction in this day workshop for aspiring and emerging non-fiction writers.

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Paul Willetts

Saturday 14 October

10am - 4pm

Norwich School

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
Saturday 4 November

Agent Day with Jenny Hewson

Are you looking for an agent, but don’t know where to start? Would you benefit from a one-to-one conversation with an established agent in the industry?

Gain invaluable knowledge on the contemporary publishing landscape from Jenny Hewson, an agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White where she represents award-winning and bestselling authors from around the world, including Sarah Perry, Thomas Keneally, and Melissa Harrison. 

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Jenny Hewson

Saturday 4 November

10am - 4pm

Norwich School

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
Saturday 2 December

How Far Do You Go? Creating the world of your novel

When it comes to writing historical fiction, when does the research end and imagination begin? How do you find the perfect balance between the two?

Discover new ways to bring your research to life, create a believable sense of time and place, and give yourself the freedom to imagine with this day workshop for aspiring or emerging fiction writers. 

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Kate Worsley

Saturday 2 December

10am - 4pm

Norwich School

£75 / £70 conc