Two FAB bits of news this week: firstly, we are extremely happy to say that we have been awarded Arts Council Grants for the arts funding. We are hugely grateful for this modest-but-vital grant which will enable us to promote our first writers’ weekend workshops, develop new partnerships with publishers and grow the Write Now concept.
Secondly, the Portsmouth BookFest website is now live! We are chuffed to be part of this excellent literary festival. The full programme isn’t up yet, but you can subscribe to their mailing list to be kept abreast of developments. Follow them on twitter @PompeyBookFest for updates, too. Roll on October!
Online booking is now open for the four weekend writing workshops and special evening panel session at our first event in October.
Omega Centre gears up to welcome Myriad Editions authors, other publishing industry specialists and you!
You can now book online to attend any and all of the sessions at the first Write Now event at Omega Centre in Portsmouth on Saturday 2o and Sunday 21 October 2012. Places are selling fast, so book now to avoid missing out on what must surely be the best value writer’s course in the UK! Each workshop costs just £25 to attend, with the evening session How to Get Published costing a mere £5. You can attend as many or as few workshops as you like, but we think a complete weekend of writing inspiration for just £105 is hard to beat. Click the links below to read more about each session on the WEA’s course enrolment module; if you like what you see, simple click Enrol Online Now in the bottom left of the screen and follow the instructions – simple! We very much look forward to seeing you in October!
Saturday 20 October
5pm-6:30pm ‘How to get Published’ – click HERE to book online
Authors John Haynes (Letter to patience, You, nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize),Denyse Kirkby (My Dream of You), and Catherine Smith (The Butcher’s Hands, shortlisted for the Forward Prize) describe their paths to publication, and point out pitfalls to avoid.
This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with industry professionals including: Candida Lacey (MD Myriad Editions), Adrian Weston (literary agent),Jemima Hunt (The Writers’ Practice) and Sally O’Reilly (How to be a Writer).
Sunday 21 October
There are lots of writing courses for adults around, from local colleges teaching creative writing and poetry to Faber Academy‘s six-month-long Introduction to Writing A Novel. Our aim is to offer short, affordable – and therefore accessible – courses across the spectrum, informed by the needs of our learners. So, what course, author or publisher would get you reaching for your debit card? Tell us what you’d like to learn in as much detail as possible!
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Myriad Editions who will be working with us on the first WEA Write Now workshops at Portsmouth’s Omega Centre in October. Myriad offer titles in fiction and graphic non-fiction genres, as well as their groundbreaking atlases which illustrate human development and social concerns. Click their logo below to go to their events section, where you will find our collaborative courses.