Workshops

Delving into the Dark Side – What Crime Writers Need to Know About Research, with Sue Walker

4 April 2020
The Writers' Place, Brighton

This half-day workshop is for emerging writers of crime fiction. You may want to start that crime novel or already be writing one. The session will focus on the benefits that effective research can bring to your writing.
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The Shape of a Novel: A Masterclass with Jacob Ross

4 April 2020
The Writers' Place, Brighton

Award-winning author, Jacob Ross is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exceptional creative-writing teachers and we are delighted to welcome him to New Writing South for an exclusive masterclass on novel-writing. Even the most experienced writers can sometimes stumble when approaching longform fiction, especially when it comes to structuring a novel, so the […]
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Crossing the Finish Line: How to Complete Your Novel, with William Shaw

8 April 2020 - 13 May 2020
The Writers' Place, Brighton

A practical, intensive short course designed to give momentum to those who have already come some way into writing a long fiction project.
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New Writing South Writers’ Day

2 May 2020
Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE

Join us in Brighton for a relaxed, conference-style day of informative industry sessions for emerging writers, hosted by New Writing South, the region’s writer development organisation. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and one to ones with writers, agents, publishers and other experts - the perfect opportunity to ask your burning questions and grow your writing support network. 
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Creating Great Writing Workshops and Courses with Evlynn Sharp

9 May 2020
The Writers' Place, Brighton

A confidence-building, experiential workshop to empower writers who want to develop and run short courses in creative writing. Explore step-by-step guidelines to build content, structure workshops, avoid pitfalls; key principles like timing and making a safe space where participants share their writing; the need for feedback; the importance of self-assessment.  
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Writing Short Fiction, with Catherine Smith

2 June 2020 - 7 July 2020
The Writers' Place, Brighton

Do you enjoy reading short stories …and would you like to write them? In this six-week course, we’ll explore how a short story – ‘The art of the glimpse’ - can begin with a dream, a memory, a single image, a fragment of overheard conversation….and we’ll look at how to structure, plot and edit them so that they’re small but polished gems.
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