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Literature Festival

Saturday 11th May 2024: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Noon)

Writing Workshop With Deborah Swift
Beginning Writing – 7 Ideas To Get You Started

In this workshop we will write fast and furiously to get some ideas down on paper, using seven different starting points. We will be writing in seven different ways too – a poem, some flash fiction, the opening of a novel, a historical vignette, a memoir, a fable, and a human interest report.

This is the equivalent of an artist making rapid sketches to get ideas for a painting they’d like to develop, and is a way to find your writing voice.

Bring paper and pen, or your writing device, reading glasses if you need them, and be prepared to surprise yourself. 

Everyone welcome, including total beginners to writing.

Deborah Swift

Before writing her first novel Deborah worked as a set and costume designer for theatre and TV. Later she took an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and since then has juggled writing with teaching.

She is a mentor for beginner writers with the History Quill, and also teaches in adult education. Deborah is the author of eighteen published novels and likes to write about extraordinary characters set against the background of real historical events. Her most recent novel is ‘The Shadow Network’, set in WW2.

Find her at her website, www.deborahswift.com

Workshop Prices

Standard: £10.00

Member: £10.00

Children (-18yrs): £10.00

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