Developing LGBTQ+ writers and
Our full current listings are here. It is updated as new courses, workshops, retreats, and other events become available.
- Mon, 24 JanZoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
- Thu, 27 JanOnline Zoom27 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00 GMTOnline ZoomJoin 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.
- Sat, 29 JanOnline Zoom29 Jan, 11:00 – 13:30 GMTOnline ZoomJoin 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.
- Sat, 12 FebZoom12 Feb, 10:00 – 13:00 GMTZoomYoung 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.
- Sun, 13 FebOnline Zoom13 Feb, 10:00 – 10:05 GMTOnline ZoomExercise 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.
- Wed, 16 FebOnline Zoom
- Sat, 19 FebOnline VideoConference Workshop19 Feb, 13:00 – 17:00 GMTOnline VideoConference WorkshopFinished 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.
- 15 Mar, 19:00 – 21:00 GMTZoomWant 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.
- Wed, 23 MarOnline Zoom23 Mar, 19:30 – 21:30 GMTOnline ZoomVillanelle 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.
- A date and time to suit you.Zoom
- Sold OutMon, 17 JanZoom17 Jan, 19:30 – 21:30 GMTZoomQueer 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