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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 W&A account and click here. 

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How to Get Published
How To Get Published – Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction
4th June 2024 6:00pm to 6th June 2024 8:30pm, Online
Are you a writer looking to develop your craft, and work towards publication? Do you want to understand more about what it takes to write a fiction...
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How to Hook an Agent
How to Hook an Agent - June 2024
8th June 2024 9:00am to 1:30pm, Bloomsbury Publishing
50 Bedford Square
Are you writing a book for publication but unsure of how to find an agent? Get the inside track on the submission process from leading UK literary...
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Writing Flash Fiction
12th June 2024 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Online
Do you write flash fiction? In this online lunchtime learning masterclass flash fiction writer and editor Farhana Khalique will explore what is, and...
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Literary Translation
19th June 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online
Want to find out about the craft of literary translation from an acclaimed writer and translator? Then join us for this online masterclass with Jen...
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Storytelling through Illustration
26th June 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

Illustrations have the power to tell a story, whether you are creating a graphic novel or illustrating children's books. 


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Crafting Plot and Structure
1st July 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online
Join award-winning author Sam Sedgman for a perfectly-paced masterclass in plotting and structuring stories of all kinds.
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Writing Courses
Write Better Fiction: Improve Your Manuscript in Four Weeks - June 24
3rd June 2024 6:00pm to 24th June 2024 8:30pm, Online

Are you serious about taking your writing to the next level? Write Better Fiction is an introduction to the essentials of storytelling, and a perfect...

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Building the Creative You
9th September 2024 7:00pm to 9th December 2024 8:00pm, Online

Four sessions, one mission: to help build the creative you. This course can change your creative life if you let it.

'Building the...

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Writing Romance and Women's Fiction
23rd September 2024 7:00pm to 28th October 2024 8:30pm, Online

Do you want to write swoon-worthy romances? Are you drawn to writing stories that centre female characters and experience? Then this course is for...

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Writing Short Stories
1st October 2024 7:00pm to 22nd October 2024 8:30pm, Online
What is a short story? How can we use the basic elements of the craft: tense, point of view and metaphor, to name a few, to craft a story that will...
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Writing Calendar

Mapping the Self: Life Writing (Intermediate/Advanced)
28th May 2024 1:00am
In this online tutored course led by Kerri ní Dochartaigh, you will write about the journey your life has taken in a fresh light.
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Arvon's Festival of Writing
30th May 2024 1:00am to 2nd June 2024 1:00am
Arvon North’s Festival of Writing is a celebration of creative writing, imagination, and the power of storytelling.
Writing the Occult: Connection to Land
15th June 2024 2:00pm to 10:00pm
A day exploring the connection to the land in dark fiction.
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Darkness in the Fields: Midsummer 2
19th June 2024 7:30pm to 23rd June 2024 6:00pm
A five-day online folk horror festival, featuring workshops, interviews, talks and more!