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LITERARY WORKSHOPS

A SERIES OF ONLINE​ WORKSHOPS WITH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE, DR CHARLEY BARNES

SEE BELOW FOR DATES, TIMES AND DETAILS

TICKETS

£3 (+ £3 BOOKING FEE)

DR CHARLEY BARNES

Dr Charley Barnes is an academic, crime writer, and poet based in Worcester, UK. She was appointed as Worcestershire's Poet Laureate for 2019-20 and is a lecturer at no fewer than three Universities in English Literature and Creative Writing. ​Her crime writing covers everything from psychological thrillers to good old-fashioned detective work. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Sunday, November 29th

Zoom room will open from 10:50am, with the workshop itself running from 11:00am-12:00pm

 

“Is there such thing as writer’s block?”

In this one-hour session we will look at the historical documentation of writer’s block, according to some of the great authors. We will also look at a range of techniques for overcoming both writer’s block and, its cousin, editor’s block, to try to pave the way for a smoother creative journey. 

Sunday, December 13th

Zoom room will open from 10:50am, with the workshop itself running from 11:00am-12:00pm

 

“Planning, plotting, pulling things together”

In this one-hour session we will look at the different ways of plotting long-form fiction. The two most common expressions associated with this are ‘plotting’ and ‘pantsing’ (meaning, to write by the seat of your pants). We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of both styles, and consider how this might change

Sunday, January 3rd

Zoom room will open from 10:50am, with the workshop itself running from 11:00am-12:00pm

 

“Creating characters to carry a story”

In this one-hour session we will look at the ways in which you can put together a convincing cast of characters for long-form fiction. We will consider the challenges of writing the hero and the anti-hero, and the ways in which we can make our characters more human and therefore more emotionally authentic for our readers. 

Sunday, January 17th

Zoom room will open from 10:50am, with the workshop itself running from 11:00am-12:30pm

 

“The Writing Life According To…”

In this one-hour session we will spend time looking at the creative process, according to canonical and iconic authors. We will consider the likes of Stephen King, Annie Dillard, and Muriel Spark, looking at their advice to aspiring and inspired writers for creative living. 

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Ben Humphrey

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Sarah-Jane Morgan

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