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2024 Summer School Programme

The Learning Timetable

With something different to choose from every day, you can put together your own bespoke programme.

You don't need to sign up in advance for courses or workshops - you can select what inspires you on the day.

Sunday, 11th August 2024

Specialist Courses
09.30 - 10.30 

  • The Secrets of Storytelling - Tutor: Simon Hall

  • Poetry: Going the Extra Mile - Tutor: Alison Chisholm

  • Writing Short Stories - Tutor: Vivien Brown 

  • Exploring the Genre of Crime Fiction - Tutor: Jacky Gramosi Collins

Short Courses
11.15 - 12.15 and 14.15 - 15.15

  • Writing Young Adult Fiction - Tutor: Lynne Hallett

  • Talking Taboos - Tutor: Liz Hurst

  • Write Your Novel the Snowflake Way - Tutor: Jo Fenton

  • Writers and Conversations: Your Lines in Their Hands - Tutor: Zana Frood

  • A Twist in the Tale - Tutor: Val Penny 

Workshops
16.00 - 17.00

  • Behind The Mic: for the Anxious Public Speaker - Tutor: Fiona Lloyd

  • Writing Fiction from Fact - Tutor: Sharon Cook

  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Psychological Thriller - Tutor: Lesley Kara

Creative Extra
16.00 - 17.00

  • Page to Stage Briefing - Host: Neil Zoladkiewicz 

Monday, 12th August 2024

Specialist Courses
09.30 - 10.30

  • The Secrets of Storytelling - Tutor: Simon Hall

  • Poetry: Going the Extra Mile - Tutor: Alison Chisholm

  • Writing Short Stories - Tutor: Vivien Brown 

  • Exploring the Genre of Crime Fiction - Tutor: Jacky Gramosi Collins

Short Courses
11.15-12.15 and 14.15-15.15

  • Performance Poetry & How to Train Your Eyebrows! - Tutor: Bea Hutchings

  • Making Money Writing Fillers - Tutor: Maggie Cobbett

  • The Road to Self Publishing - Tutor: Lizzie Chantree

  • Use Film and TV Structure to Write Better Novels - Tutor: Julian Unthank

  • Improve Your Writing with Tabletop Roleplay Games - Tutor: Maddy Proom

Workshops
16.00-17.00

  • Writing Historical Fiction - Tutor: Fiona Forsyth

  • Anthologies and Creative Collaboration - Tutors: Jennifer Wilson and Alex Inskip 

Tuesday, 13th August 2024

Today is for free writing time, relaxation or a selection of workshops. Choose your own pace. 

Workshops
09.30 - 10.30 
11.15 - 12.15 
14.15 - 15.15 
16.00 - 17.00

  • Write to Change the World - Tutor: Denise Baden

  • The Write Mindset - Tutor: Sarah Harlow

  • Persona Poetry - Tutor: Liz Horrocks

  • Powerful Public Speaking for Writers - Tutor: Simon Hall

  • AI in Writing - Tutor: Martin Lake

  • Songspiration - Tutor: Maria Hennings Hunt

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Tutor: Joan Harthan

  • Traditional Poetry Forms - Tutor: Glenis Moore

Creative Extra
Times as above

  • Page to Stage Rehearsed Readings - Host: Neil Zoladkiewicz 

Wednesday, 14th August 2024

Specialist Courses
09.30 - 10.30

  • The Secrets of Storytelling - Tutor: Simon Hall

  • Poetry: Going the Extra Mile - Tutor: Alison Chisholm

  • Writing Short Stories - Tutor: Vivien Brown 

  • Exploring the Genre of Crime Fiction - Tutor: Jacky Gramosi Collins

Short Courses
11.15 - 12.15 and 14.15 - 15.15

  • Competitions from the Judge's Viewpoint 

  • Rhythm and Rhyme in Poetry 

  • Pitch to the Publisher 

  • Writing for Roleplaying Games 

  • No Fluffy Bunnies - Writing for Children 

Workshops
16.00 - 17.00

  • More Poetry Fun - Tutor: Francesca Hunt

  • Show, Don't Tell - Tutor: Shona Gilchrist

Thursday, 15th August 2024

Specialist Courses
09.30 - 10.30

  • The Secrets of Storytelling - Tutor: Simon Hall

  • Poetry: Going the Extra Mile - Tutor: Alison Chisholm

  • Writing Short Stories - Tutor: Vivien Brown 

  • Exploring the Genre of Crime Fiction - Tutor: Jacky Gramosi Collins

Short Courses
11.15 - 12.15 and
14.15 - 15.15

  • Research in Fiction Writing - Tutor: Graham Bartlett

  • Suggestions in Scriptwriting - Tutor: Neil Zoladkiewicz

  • Writing Memoirs - Tutor: Della Galton

  • Editing as an Author, Editor and Judge - Tutor: Allison Symes

  • Through Sensory Gates to Better Storytelling - Tutor: Calvin Niles 

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