Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2021 is open for submissions! Judged by Damian Barr, Catherine Cho and Frances Wilson, the winner of the Prize will receive £1500, an Arvon course, a writing mentor, two years’ membership of the Royal Society of Literature, and an optional development meeting with an agent or editor. To apply, send in your best 5000 unpublished words by 1 February (11:59pm). The Prize is FREE to enter and they’re accepting audio/visual submissions from disabled writers.
Join Write & Shine for a month of misrule, revelry and imagination at this year December Writing Festival. As the year slowly comes to a close, sign up for countless playful events to brighten your winter. There’s a workshop on poetry and taxidermy led by Shazea Quraishi, a solstice event on midwinter’s day with music and song, and a writing retreat that will begin in darkness, gather energy from the sunrise and conclude with the light of morning.
Attention, comedy writers! This year, The British Comedy Guide are introducing BCG Pro, the UK's leading platform for comedy writers, performers and producers. You'll find exclusive content, tools and opportunities on the website to help you learn how to create comedy, network, and further your career in the industry. Enter the code ARVON for an additional £5 off the membership price.
The Literary Consultancy will be hosting an incredible masterclass with author and writing tutor Shelley Weiner in January 2021. Find, Shape, and Write a story in a single day. Through her method of creating strong and plausible fiction by working from the ‘inside out’, Shelley will challenge your imagination and enhance your skill. Under her careful guidance, you will find a story that grabs your fancy and discover the techniques and tools to make it coherent and plausible. It’s a day that will turn ‘make believe’ into the making of fiction in a creative, enjoyable way. This masterclass is ideally suited to those who are already writing and need help boosting their creativity.Taking place 16th January, 10am – 4pm.Concession and free tickets also available
Apples and Snakes @ Home is an uplifting series of live streamed spoken word gigs, and Series 3 sees artists exploring the idea of belonging in an increasingly fragmented world. In these uncertain times we know it’s important to connect. Join Apples and Snakes for performances and conversation from some of the UK's top spoken word poets, including Inua Ellams, Malika Booker & many more! Thursdays 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov & 3 Dec 7pm.