WRITING DAYS – run on Saturdays from 10 – 4.00.
Focussing on specific elements of writing technique.
Students have time to write during the workshop.
Drinks and light lunch provided.
Please contact Mike Smith
for course dates and further information
Held throughout the year in Curthwaite near Wigton at a cosy Cumbrian cottage. The courses are held in the 200 year old restored ‘Stock Room’.
October 12th 2013
Narrative Voice – Workshopping the who-tells-what-about-whom-and-to- whom of stories! Where does the narrator sit (or stand, or hover) in relation to the reader (and the characters)? What tone of voice does he (or she, or it) use?
November 2nd 2013
Dialogue – Exploring to make your characters ‘seem’ to talk to each other (when we all know that really they are passing vital information to the reader)
December 7th 2013
Using Research – Exercises in using what you know (and what you don’t know) to provide credibility (and authenticity?) to your stories.
WORKSHOPS FOR WRITERS
Would you like to come and join
a small group of people who enjoy meeting
to discuss their work?
Taught by writer and poet Mike Smith.
FACETS OF FICTION – two hour workshops.
Run fortnightly for students working
on texts that they have prepared in advance.
I’m recruiting for a fresh series of 5
Facets of Fiction fortnightly workshops
to run Thursdays 1.30pm-3.30pm
5 places available
for costs and further information
The F of F Writing days are built around a rolling series of discussion, exercise and review sessions, focussing on a specific area of fiction writing. They are intended to get you writing and to give you ideas and techniques for future use.
The groups are kept small, which demands high input, and output, from all course members.
The Writing Days run from 10.00am to around 4.30pm. Lunch is included.
£50 per session. £135 if all three are booked in advance.
Regular Facets of Fiction run fortnightly in groups of five 2-hour evening sessions for £40. These are workshop sessions looking at writing produced in advance, either from set ‘homework’ or from course members’ own ongoing longer-term projects. I have a group starting on 12th September with one or two places available…..
writing as BHD, Mike has published a novella and several short story collections including:
That’s What Ya Get! Kowalski’s Assertions
A Penny Spitfire
Talking To Owls
A further collection of stories is due out this year, plus a selection of his essays on the short story form. He has won many prizes and awards for his writing in fiction, poetry, and critical essays. He blogs at www.bhdandme.wordpress.com and can found reading both poetry and short stories on Vimeo at BHDandMe. Many of his stories have been performed by Liars League, in London, Leeds, New York and Hong Kong, and can be viewed on YouTube.