Are you ready for the next level? Following on from Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett’s acclaimed Kickstart Your Writing course, this 2-day writers’ bootcamp will focus on the building blocks of creative writing in a supportive, fun and inspiring environment. The course will feature all new writing exercises based on developing your writing practice and craft-based sessions that explore crucial elements to writing compelling fiction. On Saturday, alongside exploring the role setting plays in your work, we’ll also be digging deeper into characterisation. Sunday morning will be devoted to the engines of story: conflict, antagonists, tension, and foreshadowing. In the afternoon, we’ll look at finding the deeper themes in your work. Finally, we’ll share the secrets to some opportunities beyond the world of literary journals: residencies, grants, chapbooks and more! You’ll discover fabulous authors and revisit the greats, scribble till your arm hurts and finally leave energised with new tools, new perspectives and new comrades.
A fantastic opportunity for those who write and love poetry to work with Rachael Allen, author of Kingdomland (Faber, 2019) and poetry editor at GRANTA, this workshop is a must for all Berlin-based poets, both beginners and those with significant poetry writing experience. In class, we’ll be reading from the best of contemporary poetry, undertaking … Read more