Start Writing: Creative Writing Workshops at Berwick Library

Event information

Where: Berwick Library, Walkergate Building, Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DB

Date: Every Saturday for six weeks, 13 April 2024 - 18 May 2024

Time: 10.30am–12pm

Cost: £35, plus booking fee

Type: Library Workshops

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Six weeks of 90-minute writing workshops to help you hone your craft or pick up the pen for the first time

Over the course of six weeks participants will examine different aspects of writing including character, voice, and plot. Our aim will be to develop new skills and to explore old ones, while thinking about what works for each of us as writers – and what doesn’t.

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

A note for our Start Writing alumni

We keep our Start Writing workshops small so that participants get the most out of their experience. In order to widen access to our Start Writing courses and give more people a chance to participate, we’re prioritising places for those who have not yet taken a Start Writing course. If you are a Start Writing alumni but would still like to participate, please email Margot Miltenberger to be added to the waitlist: [email protected]

About the workshop facilitator

Jessie Greengrass is the author of two novels: The High House, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize 2021, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022 and the Encore Award 2022, and Sight, was published 2018 and shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her collection of short stories, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it was published in 2015. It won the Edge Hill Prize 2016, a Somerset Maugham Award, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award.

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