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TIPS & EXERCISES
Dealing with Rejection
These are tough times, we know about the need to look after ourselves because of COVID but what about the need…
Going for the Positive
Many of us seem to find it easier to write gloomy poems/fiction/plays etc than positive ones. I’m not sure why that…
In the world of creative writing, not all words are created equal. Yes, choosing the right adjectives matter; yes, you should…
Free Arvon 5 Day Poetry Challenge with Malika Booker
Sign up for our free 5 Day Poetry Challenge.Each day, from Thursday 29 October to Monday 2 November you’ll receive a new exercise from acclaimed poet and veteran tutor, Malika Booker. By the end of the challenge you’ll have a draft of a brand-new poem!Themed around mythology, you’ll be looking at and responding to your favourite myths and folklore from around the world! Whether you’re new to poetry or looking for a new approach, Malika challenge will take you on a fresh, surprising journey to a new poem.
The Stories We Tell
In our new blog series, The Stories We Tell, leading writers share with you some of the inspirations, challenges and discoveries that led to the writing of their own stories, novels and poems.
My Arvon Week: Cat Brogan – Queer Poetry
18 Nov 2020 / My Arvon Week
‘The image doesn’t know it’s a metaphor – don’t … control it’ (Caroline Bird)
We feel for Billy Collin’s ‘light switch’*…
Lara Feigel – The Stories We Tell
26 Aug 2020 / The Stories We Tell
On Living alongside Dead Writers
‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless…
My Arvon Journey – Liz Henderson
12 Aug 2020 / My Arvon Journey
A personal journey to publication of my first book
‘The West Façade’
A collection of short stories.
Women in Politics, Power and Protest Workshops with Nottingham City of Literature and the BBC
Nottingham City of Literature have paired up with the BBC to bring a series of workshops, talks, and guided creative sessions that aim to inspire audiences to talk about the power of the novel, catalysts for change throughout history and the present, and much more. Events run through the 6th of March to the 20th.
Free writing activities for children with Grimm & Co
Grimm & Co are a literacy charity that champion the writer in every child. They build confidence, self-esteem and skills in both their workshops for schools and their out of school holiday clubs. Their new season of activities includes adventure writing, writing for wellbeing, flash fiction Friday, and much more! Their programs are year-round so either take a look today or file away the website for those days and weeks you need access to free creative writing resources and exercises for children.
Humber Mouth: a series of free writing workshops and talks now open for booking!
Curated and hosted by Jennifer Hodgson, Humber Mouth’s current Reader-in-Residence, and delivered in partnership with Hull Libraries, Humber Mouth is an exciting series of events for readers and writers alike welcoming some of the very best contemporary writers. Writers giving talks and workshops include Nisha Ramayya, Holly Pester, Joanna Walsh, and Isabel Waidner. All events take place online and are FREE. Visit https://www.http://humbermouth.com to find out more.