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Soundwork

The soundwork-uk.co.uk website offers audio plays, stories, poetry and monologues to the listener for free.

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For Writers

Read XV Workshop Files: Reading and Writing One Day Workshop

In this workshop, Max Adams set attendees a series of writing exercises: simple words, the blank page, protagonising, the eight-parter, raising the stakes and a heavy limp.

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For Writers

Read XV Workshop Files: A series of workshop exercises for writing groups

In this workshop, Babs Horton set attendees a choice of writing prompts – six word novels, opening lines and quick starters.

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For Writers

Read XV Workshop Files: The Name Game

In this workshop, Chris Simms set attendees a task to write the life story of a famous sportsperson – in 300 words. The workshop was exploring how the best stories have a central thematic idea – a thread that runs through them.

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For Writers

Read XV Workshop Files: Sport as Battle

In this workshop, Chris Simms explored exemplars of inspirational address, thinking about common themes in motivational writing.

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Joining and starting a writing group

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For Readers

VIDEO Gareth L Powell & Ack-Ack Macaque

From the Reading Passport archives, Science Fiction supremo Gareth L Powell filmed at an event in Yeovil College talking about his ‘Future Worlds’ inspirations, his own writing, and reads from Hive Monkey….

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VIDEO: Adam Nevill

From the archives, top UK Horror Writer Adam Nevill talks horror reading, horror writing, and reads from his latest novel during Reading Passport 2014.   More from Adam Nevill? Why…

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Sir Andrew Motion reads Thomas Hardy’s ‘I I look Into My Glass’

  To find out more about the Writing Places project visit www.writingplaces.org

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For Writers

21 Writing Prompts

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For Writers

Top Tips: Working with young writers groups by Babs Horton

1. From the outset reassure the group that they aren’t going to be put on the spot. This is a big fear for some young people. 2. 50 WORD PRESS…

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Working as a writer in residence by Julia Copus

The Basics 1. What is a writer’s residency? In the UK at least, there is a distinct difference between a “writer’s residency” and a “writer’s retreat”. A retreat offers time…

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Thu 19

An Introduction to Creative Writing

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September 18 @ 7:00 pm - November 27 @ 9:10 pm
Thu 19

An Introduction to Creative Writing

£75
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September 25 @ 7:00 pm - December 4 @ 9:10 pm