2019 Calendar of Events!

You can find here a collection of our upcoming meetings. Check back often, as this page will be regularly updated!

January

  • Screenwriting Workshop – 26 January – Eastleigh Library – 10:30am-1:30pm – £10
    Join award nominated screenwriter and editor Craig J Rickard for an introduction to writing for the screen. Recently Craig edited a screenplay that sold for £75,000 and has been working in and around the industry for seventeen years.This workshop will cover the basics of formatting, structure and take an in depth look at the importance of story and plot. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, and there will be time for questions at the end of the session.

February

  • Introduction to Poetry – 24 February – Hyde Tavern – 11am-3pm – £10 – CANCELLED
    Unfortunately, this workshop will need to be rescheduled. Watch this space!

March

April

  • Found Poetry – 6 April – The Art House Cafe – 11am-3pm – £10
    A fun, hands-on workshop where we’ll use magazines and other printed materials to create poems with borrowed words. Found poetry is created by taking words, phrases, and passages from other sources and making changes in spacing and lines, adding or deleting text, to give it new meaning.Some materials such as magazines, paper, scissors, and markers will be provided but please feel free to bring your own!

June

  • Worldbuilding Workshop – 9 June – The Art House Cafe – 1-3pm – £10
    A look at building robust, rich worlds for your stories. From religion to economics, geography to politics, we’ll help you create a universe your readers will remember long after the last chapter.

July

  • Editing Workshop – Details TBC
    This session will focus on bringing your work up to the desired industry standard- we only have one chance to make a good impression with our stories and screenplays so it is important not to rush them out the door! We will be covering drafting, editing, proof-editing, formatting and more. Session notes with examples will be provided.Craig J Rickard has been working in various roles in the industry for fifteen years, from ghostwriter to story surgeon, writing coach and editor. In 2018 alone he has had a client sell a screenplay to Blumhouse Productions for £75,000, and has had two former students signed up to prose agencies. He has also helped clients self-publish and provided 1-2-1 story coaching on several projects.
  • Write-In – Details TBC – Free, but donations appreciated

August

  • Storytelling Games – Details TBC – FREE
  • Write-In – Details TBC – Free, but donations appreciated

September

  • Write-In – Details TBC – Free, but donations appreciated

October

  • Plot & Structure – Details TBC – £15
    After several requests, we’ve put together a workshop on plotting and story structure. We’ll cover pacing and tools to keep your story straight!
  • Storytelling Games – Details TBC – FREE
  • Write-In – Details TBC – Free, but donations appreciated

November

  • Found Poetry – Details TBC – £10
    A fun, hands-on workshop where we’ll use magazines and other printed materials to create poems with borrowed words.Found poetry is created by taking words, phrases, and passages from other sources and making changes in spacing and lines, adding or deleting text, to give it new meaning.Some materials such as magazines, paper, scissors, and markers will be provided but please feel free to bring your own!
  • Write-In – Details TBC – Free, but donations appreciated

December

  • Holiday Social – Details TBC – FREE
  • Storytelling Games – Details TBC – FREE

 

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