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Learning Timetable

Swanwick is famous for its eye-catching programme of speakers, courses, workshops, panels, talks and more. Every year the School’s impressive reputation attracts top-level speakers and tutors from a wide range of writing genres. 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 choose what inspires you on the day.

Sunday, 11th August 2024

Specialist Courses

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Page to Stage Briefing - Host: t.b.c. 

Monday, 12th August 2024

Specialist Courses

  • 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

  • Performance Poetry - 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

  • Writing Historical Fiction - Tutor: Fiona Forsyth

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

Creative Extras

  • Page To Stage Rehearsed Readings - Host: t.b.c. 

  • Writing Magazine Prize Winning Readings - Host: t.b.c.

Tuesday, 13th August 2024

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

Workshops

  • 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

  • Page to Stage Rehearsed Readings - Host: t.b.c. 

Wednesday, 14th August 2024

Specialist Courses

  • 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

  • Pitch to The Publisher - : Tutors: SpellBound Books

  • Rhyme and Rhythm in Poetry - Tutor: Tim Taylor

  • No Fluffy Bunnies: Writing for Children - Tutor: Karin Bachmann

  • Competition from The Judge's Viewpoint - Tutor: Esther Chilton

  • Writing for Roleplay Games - Tutor: Andrew Roberts

Workshops

  • More Poetry Fun - Tutor: Francesca Hunt

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

Thursday, 15th August 2024

Specialist Courses

  • 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

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

  • Writing Memoirs - Tutor: Della Galton

  • Editing as an Author, Editing as a Competition Judge - Tutor: Allison Symes

  • Research in Fiction Writing - Tutor: Graham Bartlett

  • The Art of Suggestion in Scriptwriting - Tutor: Neil Zoladkiewicz

Please note: Sessions may change at short notice. 

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