Workshop
8 April 2017

Publishing Day School

New for 2017! The world of publishing is evolving at a rapid pace – so how do you keep up? Which publishing route is best for you? What will books like in the future? The WCN Publishing Day School aims to explore the contemporary publishing landscape and help you to answer some of these questions. 

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Various

8 April 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£60 / £55 conc

Workshop
18 April - 20 June 2017

Beginners’ Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten weeks)

Take those exciting first steps into fiction writing with this friendly, supportive ten week course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton. 

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Ian Nettleton

18 April - 20 June 2017

Ten weeks (Tuesdays 7 - 9pm)

WCN, Dragon Hall

£225 / £200 conc

Workshop
20 April - 22 June 2017

Intermediate Fiction with Ian Nettleton (ten weeks)

Got to grips with the basics of writing fiction? Now take your writing to the next level and discover ways to make your novel or short story really stand out with this friendly, supportive ten week intermediate course led by expert tutor and published writer, Ian Nettleton.

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Ian Nettleton

20 April - 22 June 2017

Ten weeks (Thursdays 7 - 9pm)

WCN, Dragon Hall

£225 / £200 conc

Workshop
29 April 2017

Agent Day with Sophie Lambert

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 Sophie Lambert, an agent at Conville & Walsh Literary Agency where she represents award winning and bestselling authors from around the world, including Megan Bradbury, Colin Grant, and Tim Clare.

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Fully booked!

Sophie Lambert

29 April 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
6 May 2017

Experimenting with Style: Fiction workshop with May-Lan Tan

Discover your personal writing style and develop confidence and flow with your fiction in this experimental day workshop for aspiring and emerging writers. 

Through play and performance, Guardian First Book Award shortlisted writer, May-Lan Tan, will help you find out how and where in the body style is generated, and how to bring one’s identity, physicality and presence to bear upon the work.

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May-Lan Tan

6 May 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£65 / £55 conc

Workshop
13 May 2017

Freedom through restriction: Fiction workshop with Joe Dunthorne

From choose-you-own-adventure stories to speed writing to Oulipian word games, this experimental workshop with Joe Dunthorne will offer ways to disrupt tired habits and keep your fiction fresh. 

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Joe Dunthorne

13 May 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£65 / £55 conc

Workshop
3 June 2017

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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Rachel Hore

3 June 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
1 July 2017

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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Mark Cocker

1 July 2017

10am - 4pm

Blackwater Wood

£75 / £65 conc

Workshop
9 September 2017

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

9 September 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
30 September 2017

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

30 September 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£60 / £55 conc

Workshop
14 October 2017

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

14 October 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
4 November 2017

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

4 November 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc

Workshop
2 December 2017

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

2 December 2017

10am - 4pm

WCN, Dragon Hall

£75 / £70 conc