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Holly Hearn is a multi-genre fiction writer and budding poet. Her favourite genres are horror and sci fi, and she enjoys writing flash fiction. She is also the founder of Itchen to Write, a group for Hampshire, UK writers. Read more of her work, including her book reviews, at ashandfeather.com

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

    An introduction to the technical side of writing poems. We’ll cover the basics, such as rhyme schemes, meters, and poetic devices, but also the creative side. You’ll write several short pieces and discover how fun and accessible poetry is.

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

March

  • 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!

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

April

  • 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.

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

May

  • Editing Workshop – Details TBC – £15

    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

June

  • Worldbuilding Workshop – Details TBC – £15

    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.

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

July

  • 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

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

November

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

December

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

2018 Calendar of Events!

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

May

June

July

  • 14th – Write-in

August

September

October

  • 13th – Write-in

November

December