All writing workshops will be held in Narnia (aka Uxbridge Library, 5th Floor Study Area, Bay 1). There are loos and lifts. Capacity will be about 30 people per workshop, first-come-first-served.
10.50-11.45 Writing, rewriting and editing with SC Ransom
12.00-12.55 Getting it right (or trying to!) – Researching and presenting tough or sensitive subjects with Maria Farrer
13.10-14.05 Writing strong story openings to grab readers’ attention with Michelle Harrison
14.20-15.15 History is horrible (but great for writing fiction!) with Rhian Ivory
This workshop will focus on how to use fascinating facts from history and turn them into a piece of fantastic fiction. I’ll share how I used witchcraft trials, creepy visits to the Workhouse, court case documents and Victorian heirlooms to research The Boy who Drew the Future.
15.30-16.25 From Film to Publishing with Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker explores her background in film and how it has helped inform and shape her writing. She’ll also discuss her journalism experience writing features about vintage fashion and how different sources of inspiration and experience enrich a writer’s toolkit.
16.40-17.35 Krystal Sutherland Q&A with Katherine Webber
17.50-18.45 Real world inspiration for the fantastical with LA Weatherly
Lee will discuss the real-life inspirations for her fantastical Angel and Broken series everything from angels to Spitfires! – and help you discover the possibilities for your own fantastical fiction. Inspiration, research, and how to ground your fantasy world in reality.
We’re announcing the programme very early, so it’s possible we may have to make some changes, but that isn’t the plan. Check in here for up-to-date info.