Creative Writing Workshops

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This series of events on Saturday 3 March will provide an opportunity to brush up on your creative writing skills, find out how to get started on your novel, or launch you into the world of blogging. 

Update:  All workshops are now fully booked.

Programme Details

Writing Fiction- on and off the page, with Jonathan Gibbs
Time: 10-11am

The introductory session to the day’s workshops will be looking at ways of getting started, or restarted, in writing fiction. What approaches can you take to plot and character when you do find time to write, and how can you use your time away from your desk to make sure that, when you’re there, you get the most out of it.


 Jonathan Gibbs
The Art of 'Relating Cultures' with Reshma Ruia 
Time: 11am- 12pm

In this session Reshma Ruia will discuss the ways of writing about different cultures- the importance of plot, portrayal of character and narrative voice- as well as what her transition from academic, social scientific culture to a literary one has meant for her writing.


 Reshma Ruia
Writing in the Social Media Age with Sarah Salway

Time: 12- 1pm

Using social media means it has never been easier to get your words out there, but how can you be sure you are being read? Sarah Salway uses personal experience and practical examples to show how you can make the internet work best for you, including getting an audience and writing for personal websites, blogs, podcasts, Facebook pages, and Twitter streams.

Sarah Salway