Workshops

Friday 30 August

Char March leads this workshop for anyone wanting to describe their own experience of ‘being different’ or to create convincing ‘different’ characters in their work. Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery)

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You may also be interested in: VG Lee; Paul Burston in Conversation; The Big Night Out.

Literary Agent Hannah Sheppard on how to present your manuscript to an agent. Suitable for those who have a completed or nearly-completed manuscript (any genre). Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery).

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You may also be interested in: Meet the Agent (1) and (2); Workshop 5 – The Art and Craft of Punctuation; Workshop 7 – Self-publishing for Authors.

Saturday 31 August

Comedy Scriptwriting. An all-day workshop led by John Knowles, with two professional actors on hand to bring your work to life. An active writing workshop with a focus on comedy duologues. Upstairs at The Jenny Lind Inn.

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You may also be interested in: VG Lee; Shakespeare with Michael Pennington.

Dr Who specialist Simon Guerrier takes you through the portal to Sci-fi writing success. White Rock Hotel.

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Also for Sci-fi fans: Doctor Who and the Sound of Fear, a panel discussion led by Simon Guerrier

Author G D Harper provides an in-depth look at successful self-publishing, from cover design to editing, marketing strategy, and online/media presence. This is an all-day intensive workshop suitable for those who have a book close to completion, whether new authors or those who have previously been traditionally or independently published. Ticket price includes a copy of G D Harper’s new novel A Friend in Deed and full presentation materials. Hastings Contemporary Studio (formerly Jerwood Gallery).

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You may also be interested in: Meet the Agent (1); Workshop 2, Preparing Your Novel for Submission.

Led by Nicky Torode and Felicity Stephen.

Expressive and creative writing are effective ways of improving your wellbeing by releasing your thoughts, by gaining clarity and by seeing things from a different perspective. East Sussex College Hastings.

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Original ideas, atmospheric settings, intriguing but convincing characters: some of the hallmarks of great writing. But where do they come from?
     If you’re stuck for fresh ideas, look to the lives of others!. White Rock Hotel.

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Sunday 1 September

Theatre Rotto’s puppets, shadows and marionettes bring a little girl’s toy room magically to life. The Printworks.

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