Keep Writing: Creative Writing Workshops at Jesmond Library

Event information

Where: Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DL

Date: Every Saturday for four weeks, 6 July 2024 - 27 July 2024

Time: 10.00am–12.00pm

Cost: £40, plus booking fee

Type: Library Workshops

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A four-week intermediate level writing course at Jesmond Library

Through weekly workshops led by an award-winning writer, you’ll have the opportunity to read and respond to other writers’ work in progress and to receive feedback on your own work from the tutor and the rest of the group. The writing workshop process aims to enhance your appreciation of how fiction works and its many possibilities.

Course Structure

The first hour of each 2-hour session will run as a creative writing workshop. During the second hour you will be given writing exercises which you can apply to something you are already working on, or which might act as prompts for producing new work.

Who is the workshop for?

The workshops are tailored to suit the intermediate and the experienced writer. It will be suitable for you if you have done some writing, but not in a sustained way, or if you are working on a novel or short stories and are interested in furthering your understanding of the craft of fiction.

If you consider yourself a beginner writer, keep an eye on our Start Writing page for upcoming courses.

A limited number of free tickets are available to people for whom the cost is prohibitive. Please contact Margot Miltenberger [email protected]

“This has given me so much knowledge and a thirst to keep going.”

​      – Start Writing participant

About the workshop facilitator

Laura Fish is a writer and Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Northumbria University. Her second novel Strange Music (Jonathan Cape 2008; Vintage, 2009) was Orange Prize Listed and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award nominated. Lying Perfectly Still (extracted in Johannesburg Review of Books, 2017) won S I Leeds Literary Prize Readers’ Choice in 2022 and was SI Leeds Literary Prize listed in 2018 and 2020.

Laura’s research involves dialogues between writers across different cultures and geographies. She has over 10 years’ experience with BBC in broadcast television and radio in news, current affairs, features and light entertainment.

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