Keep Writing: Creative Writing Workshops at Morpeth Library

Event information

Where: Morpeth Library, Gas House Ln, Morpeth NE61 1SR

Date: Every Saturday for four weeks, 1 June 2024 - 22 June 2024

Time: 10.00am–12pm

Cost: £40, plus booking fee

Type: Library Workshops

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A four-week intermediate level writing course at Morpeth 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. Keep Writing is ideal for those with some experience in creative writing, who are looking to develop their craft and take their writing to the next level.

Best-selling novelist David Mark helps writers to tell their stories in an environment of positivity, encouragement and shared imagination. David, a former crime journalist, will lead workshops focusing on inspiration, plot, character, style – and keeping going.

If you consider yourself a beginner, 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]

“The classes made me realise and strengthen my passion for writing and say without fear, ‘I am a writer’.”

​      – Start Writing participant

About the workshop facilitator

David Mark spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post – walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels. He has been championed by such industry luminaries as Val McDermid, Peter James, Mick Herron and Martina Cole.

David has written twelve novels in the McAvoy series, which have topped bestseller lists at home and abroad, been translated into multiple languages, and adapted for the stage. His first historical thriller, The Zealot’s Bones, was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. With publishers Severn House, he has written several critically-acclaimed thrillers.

His first work of non-fiction, a mental health memoir detailing his battle with depression and addiction, was released in 2021 to great acclaim. Piece of Mind has been described as ‘lyrical, raw, brutal and very funny’. He is a regular performer at literary festivals and is a sought-after public speaker. He also teaches creative writing and is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.

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