Writing for Children Picture Books to Teen Fiction
A comprehensive ongoing course on writing and editing children’s picture books and early readers with publisher/editor Simona Sideri plus Jonathan Wolfman, script editor for BBC’s BAFTA winning series Tracy Beaker Returns, CBBC’s Best of Friends, Pet Squad and Scoop on TV formats; Gillian Corderoy, writer for Postman Pat , Mouk and Wibbly Pig, on episode writing, storyboarding and cartoons. Develop your ideas and learn new techniques.
Flexible attendance coose 5 or 10 sessions over the year. Email support between sessions
There are two or more tutors per session to ensure that you can focus on your preferred form and age group and get maximum feedback.
To reserve your place: phone 07852 483001 or email email@example.com
Chalk the Sun: Creative Writing Courses
You can develop your talent in a small group, with a supportive atmosphere and comfy chairs, next door to a bar. You will have the opportunity to
• learn new techniques
• hone your writing skills
• experiment with new ideas and rework old ones
• sustain commitment to your writing
• edit, discuss and review your work
• prepare for publication
There will be a series of monthly workshops throughout the year. Each consists of a 3-hour class exploring a specific aspect of writing, and sharing and feeding back on your work in progress. You will be expected to write regularly, complete assignments both in and out of class, share your work and give constructive feedback to others. You will benefit from input from two professional writers and will receive at least one detailed written critique during the course, plus email support. Ideal for those working on novels or longer projects.
We also have Wednesday evening courses which run for 5 consequetive weeks; they 'stand alone' and you can do one or more.
Plus we have a Reading and Wine event on Sunday 27th March when students can perform their work and meet other writers.
So, keep your New Year’s resolution, reactivate your creativity and revitalise your old stories.
Writers Room - first Saturday in every month 1-4pm on-going. You can do any 5 sessions over the year or all 10.
Story taster workshop
1-4pm Saturday 18th August 2012
with Children's BAFTA winner Jonathan Wolfman, BBC script editor,an ideal chance to meet the tutors, get started on a story and find the right course for you.
Course 1 Upping the Ante TBC 7.00 – 9.30pm
Concretisation, unreliable narrators, tone, pace,voice.
Course 2 More Upping the Ante
18th April - 23 May 2012 Genre, editing, subplot and subtext, suspense and tension – polish your product for publication.
Course 3 Tool Box 1
13th June -18th July 2012. 7.00 – 9.30pm
Scene setting and description, voice and viewpoint, character and dialogue, concretising and sequencing – get your basic equipment sorted
Course 4 Tool Box 2
TBC 7.00 – 9.30pm
Concretising characters, structure and plot, character and motivation, dialogue and sub-text for new and more experienced writers