Develop as a writer with us

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


 
  • Writers Café | Free
    Sun, 21 Aug
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    21 Aug, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
    Zoom Videoconference - RSVP to get link.
    Our monthly get together for LGBTQ+ writers. Drop in anytime during our opening times for relaxed writerly chat and networking. Bring your questions and queries, promote your latest writing, share details of events., make connections and friends. Open to writers at all levels, writing in any form.
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  • Writing the Novel - with Michael Langan | 8 Part Course | £160
    06 Sept, 19:30 BST – 13 Dec, 21:30 GMT
    Zoom Sessions and Slack Forum
    Writing a novel/novela is a real investment of your time and emotional energy. Find positive strategies to find your way through the process and explore the specific issues LGBTQ+ writers often face. For writers at all levels. Includes access to our online Writer Network. Bursaries available.
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  • Writing Queer Short Stories | Language | Short Course | £54
    08 Sept, 19:00 BST – 22 Sept, 21:00 BST
    Zoom
    (3x2 hour workshops). Join Jonathan Pizarro in his series of stand-alone short story mini-courses spread out over the year that cover Character, Setting, Language, and Plot. For writers at all levels. You don't need to have attended Part 1&2! Ticket includes access to our online Writer Network 2022
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  •  LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Newcastle | Early Bird £20
    17 Sept, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Newcastle upon Tyne, 27-29 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, UK
    Join us and New Writing North and connect with other LGBTQ+ writers based in the North of England. Find out more about the Northern Writers Awards and how you might apply. Plus sessions with Guest Writers Jane Claire Bradley and Clare Shaw. £20 EarlyBird Tickets avail. until 15/8/22. Full Price £30.
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  • Queering the Archive with Tom Marshman | 2 Part Course | £40
    06 Oct, 19:30 BST – 19 Oct, 21:30 BST
    Zoom
    How can the archive be written about through a modern lens? How can we present stories about our queer ancestors when language and social indemnities are vastly different? How can we see ourselves in stories from the past. Join writer/performer Tom Marshman and find out. Part-Bursaries available.
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  •  LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Birmingham | Early Bird £20
    15 Oct, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH, UK
    Join us for a day of connecting with other LGBTQ+ writers based in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Plus Guest Writer and Industry Rep TBC. Suitable for writers ay all levels and in all genres. Supported by Writing West Midlands. £20 Early Bird Tickets available until 30/8/22, full price £35.
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  •  LGBTQ+ Writer Development & Networking Day | Nottingham | £10
    22 Oct, 11:00 – 15:30 BST
    Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR, UK
    Join us, our partners Writing East Midlands and other LGBTQ+ writers for a day that focuses on networking and development - for writers at all levels. Day includes Q&A with Polis Loizou. Ticket includes refreshments and free access to our online LGBTQ+ Writer Network beyond the day.
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  •  LGBTQ+ Creative Writing & Networking Afternoon | Liverpool | £5
    20 Nov, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Merseymade , 98 Paradise St, Liverpool L1 3HJ, UK
    Join Out on the Page and Merseyside LGBTQ Creative Writing Group for an afternoon of prompted writing, sharing and networking. Suitable for writers at all levels and writing in any genre.
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  • Writer Development 1:1 | £75
    Anytime
    Zoom
    Take stock of your development as a writer with our 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. Partial bursaries available.
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  • Quick as a Flash - Writing Micro-Fiction with Rosie Garland | Short Course | £65
    15 Mar, 19:00 GMT – 12 Apr, 21:00 BST
    Zoom
    Want to create a world in 250 words? You’ll have the chance to sample some great Flash Fiction, learn how to craft your own, and receive encouragement and support on where to send your stories. 3 sessions, fortnightly from Tue 15th March 2022. For writers at all levels. Bursaries available.
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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Editing | Workshop | £20
    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.
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  • Self-Compassion for Writers with Kit Mallory | Two Workshops | £48
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • Queer Nature Poetry Course with James McDermott
    19 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
    Zoom
    Nature is queer! Join James, experienced LGBTQ+ playwright, poet and creative writing teacher, for a workshop series (6 sessions) aimed at helping you generate nature poetry. Suitable for all writers. The course starts Tuesday 19th October 2021.
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