Previous October Workshops

2015 Wrekin Writer Workshops with Nick Fletcher and Catherine Cooper

This year, as part of the Wellington Literary Festival, we had two fabulous workshop facilitators: Nick Fletcher and Catherine Cooper.

Nick gave us an insight into the world of freelance journalism and writing for magazines, sharing with us his tips and advice, drawing upon his many years experience working for the national newspapers and also selling to magazines across the UK.

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By the end of the workshop, everyone was fired up with lots of ideas. Editors, I hope you’re inboxes are ready for our pitches!

Then, in the afternoon, Catherine Cooper arrived, with friends, to demystify the world of writing for children …

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She had us busy creating characters, delving into treasure chests and picking out a mysterious object to inspire our character and take them on a magical journey. Writing for children means releasing your inner child!

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Many thanks to both of our guest speakers for two fab workshops!

 

 

2014 October Workshops

This year, novelist and poet Jeff Phelps came and gave us two excellent workshops: a prose workshop on drawing upon our memories for inspiration, and a poetry workshop drawing upon the smaller details.

Jeff Phelps in full flow!

Jeff Phelps in full flow!

Writers about to start workshopping!

Writers about to start workshopping!

Writers writing.

Some writers have started writing already!

More writers writing!

More writers writing!

See the inspiration pouring from the pens.

See the inspiration pouring from the pens.

2011 October Workshops – Lynne Hackles

In 2011, prolific writer Lynne Hackles ran two workshops for us. Lynne writes short stories, articles (many for the writing magazines) books, and has done a little bit of ghostwriting, as we found out!

Darren introduces our guest speaker - Lynne!

Darren introduces our guest speaker – Lynne!

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2009 – October Workshop with Nick Fletcher

Our 2009 October Workshops were facilitated by local writer, Nick Fletcher, who’s written over 30,000 articles and several books.

A packed Wellington Town Council Chamber, as we listen to Nick.

A packed Wellington Town Council Chamber, as we listen to Nick.

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