Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Workout

Sat 14/11/15 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Flex your writing muscles at our day-long Writing Workout – six sessions of guided exercises led by experienced creative writing tutors.  Exercise your imagination and unleash new words.

Each 45-minute session will focus on a different aspect such as developing character, investigating setting, creating drama, intensifying language, ‘showing and telling’ and refining narrative point of view.  Experienced tutors will guide you through creative prompts and pathways to stimulate ideas and unlock new writing.  Suitable for beginners as well as more established writers, working in any form or

Tutors include:
Shelley Harris - author of Jubilee (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize, a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club selection) and the recently-published Vigilante.  Shelley is a former teacher and has delivered creative writing workshops at the Faber Academy and the London Writers’ Café.

Judy Waite - award-winning author of over 40 books for all ages.  She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, the University of Winchester and specialises in creative workshops with a focus on immersive and interactive experiences.

Julian Stannard - poet and Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester.  Julian’s collections include Rina’s War, The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli and The Street of Perfect Love.  He was awarded the Troubadour Prize in 2010 and reviews for the TLS, Guardian and Poetry Review.

Judith Heneghan - Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, the University of Winchester.  Judith is an award-winning writer for children and Director of the Winchester Writers’ Festival.