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April 2017

Llandeilo Literary Festival

Llandeilo

Sat 29 April 2017 - Sun 30 April 2017

Workshops, readings, panels, discussions and performance poetry events in Llandeilo, Wales. Best know attendees, all confirmed, are Jodi Taylor, Jasper Fforde, Jo Mazelis and Rob Gittins.

The event, with accompanying book fair, takes place over two days in the historical town of Llandeilo

British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

Entry Fee as detailed Other writing events Competition Poetry

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Open Competition

Tue 25 April 2017 - Mon 19 June 2017

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition | Closing Date: 19-June-17

Poems of up to 60 lines on any theme are invited. The Competition attracts entries from all over the world. 1st prize £200, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £100 and £50, with prizes for ‘People’s Choice’ and best read poem. Long-listed entries are published in an anthology and short-listed poets are invited...

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition | Closing Date: 19-June-17

Poems of up to 60 lines on any theme are invited. The Competition attracts entries from all over the world. 1st prize £200, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £100 and £50, with prizes for ‘People’s Choice’ and best read poem. Long-listed entries are published in an anthology and short-listed poets are invited to read at the Adjudication event at the time of National Poetry Day. The judges are last year's winner, Jen Syrkiewicz, Nancy Gaffield from the University of Kent and prize-winning poet Derek Sellen (SaveAs Writers)
Entry fee: £5 per poem
Contact: For more details and online or postal entry go to:
http://canterburyfestival.co.uk/learning-and-participation/poet-of-the-year.aspx

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May 2017

From Brainwave to Brainchild

Moorbath Creative Bridport

Mon 8 May 2017 - Fri 12 May 2017, Mon 16:30 to Friday 10.00

Bring out the novel inside you and shape it for success

They say we all have a novel inside us – but how do you get it out? The whole process is just too daunting for many, but help is at hand in the shape of expert guidance from professional practitioners, who can draw out the narratives that lie inside you and help you shape them for the demanding but ever hungry fiction market....

Bring out the novel inside you and shape it for success

They say we all have a novel inside us – but how do you get it out? The whole process is just too daunting for many, but help is at hand in the shape of expert guidance from professional practitioners, who can draw out the narratives that lie inside you and help you shape them for the demanding but ever hungry fiction market. This course will help you discover those hidden narratives and develop your plotting skills, enabling you to master your material, your character development, and your descriptive and dialogue skills. It will also empower you to work both with editorial input and on your own in the isolated world of the professional writer.

PREPARATORY READING

The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler.
Story – Robert McKee
Write a Great Synopsis – an Expert Guide. Nicola Morgan
All available from Amazon.

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£10 standard tickets (£5 WGGB members) plus booking fees apply Other writing events Author talk Comedy

Situation critical: who can save the sitcom?

Museum of Comedy London

Mon 22 May 2017, 7-8pm

Every few years the British sitcom is pronounced dead. With shrinking budgets, public service TV under threat and continued risk-averse programming, it’s never been harder to pitch new sitcoms. Comedy legends Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have for four decades consistently created hit shows in good times and bad (their credits include, among many others, Birds of a Feather, Goodnight...

Every few years the British sitcom is pronounced dead. With shrinking budgets, public service TV under threat and continued risk-averse programming, it’s never been harder to pitch new sitcoms. Comedy legends Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have for four decades consistently created hit shows in good times and bad (their credits include, among many others, Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart, The New Statesman, Shine On Harvey Moon).

In this special WGGB event at London’s Museum of Comedy, they will go in conversation with writer James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42) to discuss the secrets of their success, how to create a successful show, and how to revive one of the most popular genres in TV (more guests to be announced).

Situation critical: who will save the sitcom? takes place on Monday 22 May 2017 (7-8pm) at Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR.

Price (including free entry to the museum): £10 standard, £5 WGGB members (for the member discount code, please email kate@writersguild.org.uk). Booking fees apply.

More information and bookings: writersguild.org.uk/situation-critical-will-save-sitcom/.



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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

Entry Fee as detailed Other writing events Competition Poetry

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Open Competition

Tue 25 April 2017 - Mon 19 June 2017

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition | Closing Date: 19-June-17

Poems of up to 60 lines on any theme are invited. The Competition attracts entries from all over the world. 1st prize £200, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £100 and £50, with prizes for ‘People’s Choice’ and best read poem. Long-listed entries are published in an anthology and short-listed poets are invited...

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition | Closing Date: 19-June-17

Poems of up to 60 lines on any theme are invited. The Competition attracts entries from all over the world. 1st prize £200, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £100 and £50, with prizes for ‘People’s Choice’ and best read poem. Long-listed entries are published in an anthology and short-listed poets are invited to read at the Adjudication event at the time of National Poetry Day. The judges are last year's winner, Jen Syrkiewicz, Nancy Gaffield from the University of Kent and prize-winning poet Derek Sellen (SaveAs Writers)
Entry fee: £5 per poem
Contact: For more details and online or postal entry go to:
http://canterburyfestival.co.uk/learning-and-participation/poet-of-the-year.aspx

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