Workshops

Workshops for 2017


How to do Paper Cutting: Poppy Chancellor
Tues 25th April 2017
10.00am - 12.00pm
Stratford Arthouse
Price: £30 inc refreshments and materials
Learn how to produce personalised cards, invitations and decorations and to master a new skill with the leading illustrator and paper cut artist Poppy Chancellor. Forget complicated instructions and expensive equipment, as she guides you through what it takes to create something very special and unique.
A veteran of workshops at the Royal Academy, the V&A and Latitude Festival, and loved by Vogue, she also exhibits her exceptional work.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here

How to Edit Your Writing: Meg Sanders
Tues 25th April 2017
10.00am - 3.00pm
Stratford Arthouse
Price: £90 inc refreshments
Good writing is about re-writing and the most important work you do on your novel will be during the editing stage. This workshop will help you to sharpen your plot, ramp up suspense, refine your scenes, flesh out your characters and examine your use of language. You’ll also learn from your fellow writers and develop the critical technique that’s crucial to creating a compelling narrative.
Meg Sanders, novelist, non-fiction writer and creative writing tutor, will share the skills you need to create a submission-ready, professional-looking manuscript.
Lunch not included by cafe on site.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here 

How to Write Poetry: Simon Armitage
Wed 26th April 2017
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Stratford ArtsHouse
Price: £30
Simon Armitage is widely regarded as the most important and influential poet writing today. He has published eleven single volumes of his work, and he is a playwright, scriptwriter and regular broadcaster on TV and radio.
We bring you the unique opportunity to learn the skills of writing memorable and inspiring poetry with the Professor of Poetry at Oxford University whose prizes include a BAFTA, the Keats-Shelley Prize, an Ivor Novello Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer’s Award. Numbers are limited.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here

How to Navigate Your Way to Publishing Success
Wed 26th April 2017
7.15pm - 8.15pm
Stratford Arthouse
Price: £10
The chair of the influential Society of Authors Nicola Solomon, the head of the Independent Publishing Guild Bridget Shine and the leading digital publisher Endeavour Press give anyone hoping to be published or interested in the massive changes in the book world their expert view on the book industry today and a unique perspective on how best to ensure your work reaches the bookshelves, helping you with the pros and cons of traditional vs digital publishing.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here

How to Write a Novel That Sells: Claire McGowan
Thurs 27th April 2017
10.00am - 3.00pm
Stratford Arthouse
Price: £90 inc refreshments
Arm yourself with all the tools you need to write a novel that’s marketable to traditional publishers. You’ll look at story and concept, characterisation and viewpoint, structure, suspense, and more. You’ll also look at ways to get noticed by agents and editors, and paths into publication. Finally, you will look at some of the blocks and obstacles that stop us finishing our books. Claire McGowan is the author of eight novels, including crime and women’s fiction, and runs a creative writing MA at City University London.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here

How to Write Calligraphy: Eileen Worthington
Sat 29th April 2017
10.00am - 1.00pm
Stratford Arthouse
Price: £40 inc refreshments
Back by popular demand! The art of calligraphy is a much admired and useful skill in creating beautiful cards, book plates and jackets and memorable invitations. In this hands on workshop, the expert Eileen Worthington will guide you through different lettering styles and show you how to use them in different small projects so you take away a skill for life.
To book call 01789 207100 or book online here

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