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Start Writing: Creative Writing Workshops at Prudhoe Library

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Where: Prudhoe Library, 58 Spetchells, Front St, Prudhoe NE42 5AA

Date: Every Wednesday for six weeks, 1 March 2023 - 5 April 2023

Time: 10.00am – 11:30am

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

Are you a writer keen to develop your skills in a range of forms? Or maybe you’ve never touched pen to paper before and you just want to try your hand at something creative? This six-week course delivered by internationally bestselling novelist David Mark will help you access your creativity and get words on paper.

Across six weeks of 90-minute workshops you’ll have a chance to try your hand at a range of forms, covering short stories, free-writing, flash fiction, poetry and prose, and long-form fiction. Each workshop will have a different focus, from finding inspiration in your local landscape to a detailed exploration of character.


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

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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