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Theme - Creative writing

Improve your authoring skills with these workshops from leading academics and the Faber Academy.

Writing on the edge

18 June, 6.30pm, York St John University

A two-hour workshop, open to all, which will explore the notion of edges: the borders of conscious/unconscious, the shoreline, space, urban/rural, the edges of lands and bodies. Abi Curtis and JT Welsch, writers and lecturers on the York St John Creative Writing programme, will facilitate discussion and writing exercises.

Admission: Free, ticketed

Faber Academy: From idea to first draft

29 June, 10am, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

Where do ideas for novels come from? And how do we ensure we make it to the end of a first draft? Using plenty of examples and writing exercises, Richard Skinner will discuss and explore ways of creating ideas, how to plan your novel and how to complete a first draft.

Admission: Free, ticketed

Faber Academy: How to get published

29 June, 2pm, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

From the grand old publishing houses through to self-publishing on Amazon, never before have there been so many options open to new writers wanting to publish their first novel. Richard Skinner will discuss the pros and cons of these options. He will also discuss how to write synopses, pitches and letters to agents.

Admission: Free, ticketed