Developing LGBTQ+ writers and 

writing.

 
Our full current listings are here. It is updated as new courses, workshops, retreats, and other events become available.


 
  • What Next for Membership, Directory and Forum? | Members Only
    Mon, 24 Jan
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    24 Jan, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    Help shape our thinking on the future for the concept of membership and what we offer. A consultation event for members only. FREE.
  • Queerscape Writers Lab | Pilot
    Thu, 27 Jan
    Online Zoom
    27 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Online Zoom
    Join Steve Benson and Sam Jenks in an experimental writers lab exploring and producing queer psychogeographical writing. Ideal if you're already thinking of your writing in this way, or, interested in the possibilities for your writing. Not suitable for beginner writers.
  • Tales of Transformation | Workshop
    29 Jan, 11:00 – 13:30 GMT
    Online Zoom
    Join award winning writer Elizabeth Hopkinson to hear the traditional Breton tale of Bisclavret, a medieval knight with a strange secret ! Then have a go at writing your own tale of transformation, using Bisclavret’s story to help you. Suitable for writers at all levels in including beginners.
  • Writing Queer Short Stories - Part 1: Character   | Short Course
    03 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Flesh & Bone & Britney Spears (3x2 hour workshops). Join Jonathan Pizarro in Part 1 of a series of stand-alone short story mini-courses spread out over the year and covering Character, Setting, Language and Plot. Suitable for writers at all levels.
  • Self-Compassion for Writers with Kit Mallory | Two Workshops
    12 Feb, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Young adult author and qualified mental health practitioner Kit Mallory understands only too well the joys and agonies that writing can bring. This two-part experiential workshop aims to equip you with practical skills to help you to face the emotional demands of being a writer at any stage.
  • Writing Workout | Out on the Road
    Sun, 13 Feb
    Online Zoom
    13 Feb, 10:00 – 10:05 GMT
    Online Zoom
    Exercise your writing muscles, generate new ideas or kickstart your writing in our monthly, themed prompted writing workshop with a distinctly LGBTQ+ twist. This month; travel, mental travel, migration, foreign places, running away, running towards. Suitable for writers at all levels.
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Editing | Workshop
    16 Feb, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Online Zoom
    Whether you’ve written a short story, poetry or a novel, make every word count. In this hands-on workshop with editing expert and writer Iqbal Hussain, learn tips to make your prose sing. Suitable for writers at all levels.
  • Going Direct - Self-Publishing Now | Workshop
    Sat, 19 Feb
    Online VideoConference Workshop
    19 Feb, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Online VideoConference Workshop
    Finished writing? Now what are you going to do about making it available to readers? Helen takes a 'live' example and guides you through the options and technicalities of self-publishing today. And if you're ready to publish or try a dummy run, you can do it during the worksop.
  • Quick as a Flash - Writing Micro-Fiction with Rosie Garland | Short Course
    15 Mar, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Want to create a world in 250 words? Welcome to Flash Fiction. You’ll have the chance to sample some great Flash Fiction, learn how to craft your own, and receive encouragement and support where to send your stories. 3 sessions, fortnightly from from Tue 15th March 2022. For writers at all levels.
  • Vivacious Villanelles | Workshop
    Wed, 23 Mar
    Online Zoom
    23 Mar, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Online Zoom
    Villanelle is not just a character in Killing Eve. It's a fixed-form poetry type that uses rhyme and repetition throughout its short, sharp form. Joint Terrance Marshman-Edwards to find out more and have a go at writing one yourself! Aimed at writers with some experience of writing poetry.
  • Writer Development 1:1
    A date and time to suit you.
    Zoom
    A date and time to suit you.
    Zoom
    Take stock of your development as a writer with our Artistic Director, Paul Bradley. Get new insights into the possibilities for your writing and develop some achievable plans to help you achieve your goals. For writers at all levels.
  • Queer Approaches to Experimental Writing with Juliet Jacques
    17 Jan, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
    Zoom
    Queer writing can push the boundaries – of form and content. Join trans writer and filmmaker Juliet for a workshop series (6) looking at queer experimental writing, and techniques that you might use in your own writing. Ideal for 'intermediate' and more experienced writers. Fortnightly from Jan 22