Tuesday, 14 September 2010

1/2 Day Saturday Workshops

We are running some interesting workshops during October:

Saturday 2nd October 9.30 –12.15 hours
University Centre Hastings (UCH), Havelock Road, Hastings
Turning personal experiences into profitable prose
Tutor: Lynne Hackles
Murder your in-laws and sell the story! Get paid for what your kids/grandkids say. Use every little incident in your life for letters, sparkle for fiction. Sell your life in bite-sized pieces.

Saturday 2nd October 13.00-15.45 hours
University Centre Hastings (UCH), Havelock Road, Hastings
Elements of the short story
Tutor: Lynne Hackles

Discover the recipe for writing successful short stories – which ingredients to use and what to leave out. How to leave it to cook for a while and then share it with editors who are hungry for good work.

Cost: Non-members: £8 per single workshop or £15 if attending both; Members: £5 per workshop.

About the Tutor: Entertaining and inspiring, Lynne's publications include a novel for young adults, several non-fiction books about writing, around four hundred short stories and she is well known for her regular columns in Writing Magazine. She has tutored various creative writing classes and for a leading home study course, also given talks and led workshops to groups all over the UK. (For more info visit www.lynnehackles.com )

Saturday 30th October 10.00-13.00 hours
Meeting Room, United Reformed Church, Robertson Street, Hastings

Seminar: Exploring Women and Madness in Fiction
Tutor: Elizabeth Allen

Why are there so many madwomen in fiction and what is the nature of their madness? What techniques do writers use to represent madness? There will be the opportunity to look in detail at extracts from novels and short stories, including Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys’s ‘re-writing’ of Jane Eyre which gives us another perspective on the madwoman in the attic. This workshop/seminar promises to be popular with places going quickly.

Cost: £8 non-members; £5 members

About the Tutor: Elizabeth Allen is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Studies at Regent’s College, London. She has also run day schools locally for the WEA (detective fiction and novel into film) and will be running further detective fiction sessions in the autumn and spring. She judged HWG’s crime story competition earlier this year and gave some extremely useful feedback.
For further info or to request booking form for any of the above please e-mail hastingswritersgroup@gmail.com

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