If the words have stalled during the cold months, come and get things cooking again with this daylong series of workshops. Learn the tricks of TV, dabble with poetry and make a start on your novel. Plus there’ll be a secret creative twist at the end of the day…
As part of The Berko Writers’ Creative Kickstart! I will be leading a masterclass on Poetry of the Everyday. This myth-busting session will help you to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and then show you how to transform it into poetry to live by.
I am also looking forward to sticking around for the sessions on novel and TV writing.
Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10am – 5.30pm (registration from 9.30am)
The Greene Room, above The Kings Arms, 147 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HL. (Not local? Berkhamsted is just a 35 min train ride from Euston with four trains an hour. The Kings Arms is a five min walk from the station)
Your tutors are…
TV – Abigail Webber has over twenty years’ experience of working in film and television, including three years as Commissioning Editor, Drama at Channel 5. She is now a freelance script consultant, offering script editing and development services for feature films and television drama projects, from treatment stage through to final draft. She also writes television features and theatre reviews for The Stage, and lectures in Screenwriting at the University of Northampton.
Poetry – Emma Claire Sweeney has taught at the University of Cambridge, City University and New York University. Her writing has won Arts Council, Royal Literary Fund and Escalator Awards, and has been shortlisted for several others, including the Asham, Wasafiri and Fish. Emma Claire writes for the Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and The Times, and her recent poetry collection, THE MEMOIR GARDEN, was sponsored by the Arts Council. She co-runs SomethingRhymed.com – a website about female literary friendship. @emmacsweeney
The Novel – Julie Mayhew is founder of The Berko Writer’s Workshop. An experienced creative writing tutor, she is the author of the Carnegie longlisted and Branford Boase shortlisted novel RED INK and of the forthcoming THE BIG LIE (Hot Key Books, Aug 2015) – a story about Nazis, feminism and ice skating. She also writes drama and short stories for Radio 4, including the BBC Drama Award nominated A SHOEBOX OF SNOW. @juliemayhew
Everyone. Berko Writers Workshop is open to those just starting out, and those further along the way. As Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
All the workshops, morning coffee, afternoon tea and a hot buffet lunch.
Book your place here.