Resources

For Writers

TLC: Free Reads Scheme

The scheme provides bursaried access to TLC’s manuscript assessment services for talented writers on low income, offering access to TLC’s core services to writers who under normal circumstances might not be able to afford them.

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For Writers

Royal Literary Fund Showcase – A Great Free Resource for Writers

Writers’ charity the Royal Literary Fund is building Showcase, an online resource of essays, podcasts, short audio and video of authors talking about the many facets of writing. Showcase provides a wealth of fascinating material for aspiring writers to explore.

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One Giant Read

One Giant Read celebrated Tim Peake and the Principia Mission, by Literature Works in partnership with UK Space Agency.

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Reading and Eye Movement

Literature Works’ intern, Bernard Masters (PhD) writes on the relationship between reading and eye movements. The muscles of our two eyes must work together.  The muscles on the outer side…

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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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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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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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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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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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Mon 18

Annual Short Story Prize

£12.00
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3rd October 2017 - 31st May 2018
Mon 18

Debut Poetry Collection Prize

£12
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3rd October 2017 - 30th November 2018