There is a well-known maxim that says ‘there is a book inside us all’.
Author of 50 books, Ian Clayton believes that all stories start from who we are. His writing workshops are well known for finding the writer within you, so this is a great opportunity to pick up a pen and begin right now.
SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Rhoda Baxter & Jane Lovering
Crash Course in Romance
Both sessions are introductions so beginners are welcome. However, the afternoon session will provide more scope for those who have completed the morning session.
A welcome return of two of Yorkshire’s finest romantic comedy writers, Rhoda Baxter and Jane Lovering, as they lead you through the art of writing ‘chick lit’.
This lively session will help you bring the very best out of your writing.
Covering a range of comic writing techniques, Rhoda and Jane will show you how to approach romantic fiction with a humorous touch.
Expect lots of laughs (and innuendos!) along the way…
Both sessions are introductions so beginners are welcome. However, the afternoon session will provide more scope for those who have completed the morning session. Workshops may get messy so please wear suitable clothing.
Words can be lost unless they are written on a page, but sometimes the page can tell its own story without words. Join Jonathan as he introduces the world of papermaking. Learn how to use pulp, recycled papers and some surprising materials to make decorative, colourful, and unique paper that conveys meaning without words.
There will be plenty of tips on how to develop your skills beyond the workshop.
SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER
David Mark and Nick Quantrill
Partners in Crime: An introduction to crime writing
Two of the region’s top crime writers will introduce the thrills and spills of writing crime fiction.
How do you work up an idea into an intricate plot? How do you make your characters plausible? How do you build up atmosphere and tension?
These are some of the questions being explored in this hands-on workshop.