Writers’ Week – 16 – 22 October 2021

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Join New Writing South online for our Writers’ Week 2021.

Join us online for our first New Writing South Writers’ Week in October 2021 for a week of tailored activity focussed on the needs of writers, whatever stage they are at. 

Featuring Stella Duffy, Beth Miller, Amer Anwar, Yvvette Edwards and Louise Tondeur, expect practical and inspiring sessions to help you get into a writing frame of mind, kickstart a new writing project, find the motivation to keep going or prepare to send work out into the world.  

The week will begin with an exclusive Yoga for Writing session with Stella Duffy followed by a series of informative talks and workshops throughout the week plus a limited number of 1-1 writer surgeries with guest writers – book early to avoid disappointment.  

Schedule for the week

Yoga for Writing with Stella Duffy
Saturday 16th October 3-5pm

Stella Duffy Yoga is not about getting the poses right, writing is not about getting the words right, they’re both about giving it a go.We will connect yoga poses to writing exercises, exploring the physical nature of writing and how opening up body and breath can support our creativity. Suitable for writers at all stages

Tickets: £35 / £28 (concessions)

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To Plan or Not To Plan? Get Your Writing Project Off the Ground with Amer Anwar
Sunday 17th October 6-8pm

Amer AnwarWhat is the best way to get your writing project off the ground and avoid writer’s block, or writing your story into a hole that’s tricky to climb out of? In this informal, informative lecture, Amer will share his experience of writing and publishing his novels. He’ll talk through planning methods different authors use and why some prefer not to plan at all. He’ll discuss routine, research and the various software packages available, as well as how to find out what works for you. Come prepared with your planning queries as he’ll finish by taking questions from the audience. Suitable for writers at all stages

Tickets: £10 / £8 (concessions)

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Avoiding the Mid (Writing) Life Crisis: Keeping the Momentum Going with Yvvette Edwards
Wednesday 20th October 4-6pm

Yvvette EdwardsAre you struggling to maintain momentum in your writing life?  Experiencing flagging energy or finding it hard work motivating yourself to get the writing done?  Then come along and join Yvvette Edwards in this one-stop workshop designed to help you overcome your obstacles, banish your writing blues and find new pathways to reclaiming your creative mojo. Suitable for experienced writers

Tickets: This event has sold out

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How to Make Money from your Writing with Louise Tondeur
Thursday 21st October 6-8pm

Lou TondeurMaking money from writing is more about mindset that you think it is. In this workshop, Louise will show you why and what to do about it. In a practical session – including lots of resources – she’ll lead several exercises to help you to understand how you are scuppering yourself when it comes to earning money from your writing. She learnt this the hard way and now she’s on a mission to tell people about how to live their best writing life – and that includes getting to grips with the business-side of writing. Louise will talk about the 3 Ss: Systems, Sales and Psychology (that she learnt from a top business coach) and how they apply to the creative life. This workshop will be friendly and fun, and Louise promises not to put anyone on the spot – no compulsory sharing. Suitable for writers at all stages

Tickets: £25/ £20 (concessions)

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Sending Your Work into the World: What Agents Want? How to Give it to Them and How to Deal with the Aftermath with Beth Miller
Friday 22nd October 4-6pm

Beth millerYou’ve finished your novel, memoir or non-fiction proposal and polished it to within an inch of its life. Congratulations, that’s a huge achievement! Now it’s time to send it out into the publishing world to agents and editors.  How can you ensure that your submission is as good as it possibly can be before you hit the send button? In this session Beth will cover just about everything you need to know: from researching agents and publishers, writing the dreaded synopsis, tricky query letter and perfect pitch, to handling the inevitable rejections. She’ll also talk a little on how to handle success when it comes your way. Suitable for writers preparing to submit

Tickets: £10 / £8 (concessions)

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Throughout the Week

Writers’ Week : 1-1 Writers Surgeries

A total of ten thirty-minute  exclusive opportunities to discuss your work directly with one of our experienced mentors – Beth MillerLouise Tondeur and Amer Anwar

Tickets: £30 per 1–1 booking

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