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W&A events range from one-off masterclass evenings with authors and How to Hook an Agent lunches through to full-day How to Get Published conferences and multi-week evening writing courses. These events take place online, at our offices in Bloomsbury Publishing, or, when we can, at venues across the UK. Wherever possible, W&A events are held in association with literature development charities, universities, and other writing organisations.

Our interactive Writing Calendar is there to keep you up-to-date with all that's going on in the world of writing, enabling you to browse upcoming festivals, events and competitions by keyword, date, genre or location. To add a Writing Calendar entry, simply create/log in to your your W&A account and click here. 

You can view our Events & Writing Courses Testimonials here.

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Evening Masterclasses
Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Fiction
25th August 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Online

This masterclass isn’t about writing craft, it's about how to give you and your book the best possible chance when it comes to approaching...

£50.00
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Writing Weird Fiction
26th August 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Are you a writer with offbeat, 'difficult-to-categorise' story ideas?  Come and find your fellow writers and develop your skills at...

£30.00
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The Hero's Journey
1st September 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

The Hero’s Journey is the writer’s map, providing all that is vital to brilliant, page-turning storytelling in a few key milestones. In this...

£30.00
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Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Children's & YA Fiction
24th November 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Online

This masterclass isn’t about writing craft, it's about how to give you and your children's book the best possible chance when it comes...

£50.00
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The Writing Process
Voice
6th September 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Voice can sound like a scary, abstract word for writers. But it needn't be. Voice is something every writer has. It's simply about finding out who...

£25.00
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The Writing Process - Combined Price
6th September 2021 7:00pm to 9th September 2021 8:30pm, Online

Reserve your place at the four masterclasses which make up our online The Writing Process festival for the special combined price of £75...

£75.00
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Pace & Plot
7th September 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Every book needs a great plot, one that pulls in a reader and refuses to let go. But a gripping storyline is nothing without good pacing. The...

£25.00
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Character Development
8th September 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

The stories we remember – those that affect us the most, whether through empathy, anger, humour or love – we remember because of the characters...

£25.00
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Writing Courses
Fiction Writing: Fundamentals
6th September 2021 6:00pm to 27th September 2021 8:30pm, Online

Are you serious about developing your book idea?

Fiction Writing: Fundamentals is an introduction to the essential elements of the...

£275.00
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Writing Non-Fiction
6th October 2021 7:00pm to 3rd November 2021 9:00pm, Online
Is there a story you’d love to tell? Would you like to emulate the authors you most admire and tell a story with power and persuasiveness? Are you...
£350.00
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How To Write A Page Turner
11th October 2021 7:00pm to 15th November 2021 8:30pm, Online
How To Write A Page-Turner is a six-session online writing course that requires just 90 minutes of your time each week.

Designed by best-...

£350.00
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Fiction Writing: Advanced
1st November 2021 6:00pm to 6th December 2021 8:30pm, Online

Overview

Following on from Fiction Writing: Fundamentals, critically acclaimed author William Ryan leads Fiction Writing:...

£395.00
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Writing Calendar

Manuscript Submission Masterclass: Fiction
25th August 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Online

This masterclass isn’t about writing craft, it's about how to give you and your book the best possible chance when it comes to approaching...

£50.00
Book now
Writing Weird Fiction
26th August 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Are you a writer with offbeat, 'difficult-to-categorise' story ideas?  Come and find your fellow writers and develop your skills at...

£30.00
Book now
The Hero's Journey
1st September 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

The Hero’s Journey is the writer’s map, providing all that is vital to brilliant, page-turning storytelling in a few key milestones. In this...

£30.00
Book now
Nature Writing
4th September 2021 11:30am to 5:30pm, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Lodge Hill Lane
This creative writing workshop is inspired by local nature and explores the connections between writing, storytelling and the natural world.
£60.00
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