Fancy an MA with the Poetry School?

The Poetry School is planning to offer a poetry MA and theyre consulting potential students to make sure that the course is exactly tailored to their needs. Complete their brief questionnaire youll be entered into a prize draw to win a 70 Poetry School voucher enough to cover a workshop or a short course.

And speaking of courses the Poetry Schools autumn term begins soon, but theres still time to book places on a number of courses, including the online programme. Read more>>

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Summer writing in Mungrisedale

Or should that be summer write-off? Mungrisedale Writers open programme of summer workshops all on the theme of journeys led by professional writers in a warm, dry village hall, will be going ahead whatever the weather.

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Facets of Fiction The Curthwaite Writing School

Writer and experienced tutor Mike Smith aka Brindley Hallam Dennis is running another one of his popular fiction courses at his home near Wigton.

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Marketing Workshop Introduction to Social Media

On average, in one year, well share 415 pieces of content on Facebook and spend an average of about 23 minutes a day on Twitter, tweeting a total of around 15,795 tweets.

Writers, publishers, and event promoters cant afford to ignore social media as a form of communicating with readers, customers and audiences. Read more>>

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Booking opens for Arvon 2012

The Arvon Foundation, internationally renowned for its residential creative writing courses, has launched its 2012 programme of courses at beautiful rural writing centres in Devon, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Inverness-shire.

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All about marketing

If youre a writer or an event organiser and you want to brush up your marketing skills, our friends at Eden Arts have negotiated a discount for All About Audiences Introduction to Marketing workshop at Theatre by the Lake on Thursday 1 March.

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Young Writers Group at Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lakes young writers group will start again in September, led by Louie Ingham, an Associate Artist at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, where she also works extensively with their Creative Learning programmes.

Louie describes what participants can expect from the sessions: It will be a 12 week practical programme of exploring and writing scripts for theatre. The young writers will work not only as writers, but also as actors and directors
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Facets of Fiction more storycraft in Curthwaite

Brindley Hallam Dennis (aka Mike Smith) has been in touch to tell us that hes running another series of his very popular fiction workshops, at home at Todd Close in Curthwaite. For the uninitiated, thats Curthet, near Thursby, not that far from Wigton.

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Poetry courses at Stones Barn

At Stones Barn, singer Maddy Prior has developed a centre of creative expression and excellence in the rugged, unspoilt and little known countryside of the Bewcastle area, north of Brampton.

Stones Barn offers weekend courses with expert tuition, excellent company and good home-cooked food, and two poetry courses are on the menu of the 2011 programme. Read more

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New U3A popular science reading group in Penrith

This new U3A (University of the Third Age) reading group starts on Thursday 8 April. Its for people interested in what has been happening over the last few decades in and around life sciences: genetics, cell biology, evolution. No previous science background is needed just an interest in how living creatures work and what scientists have been, and are, working on.

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Writing from Art, Litfest

Writing workshops inspired by The Storey Gallerys What Happens If ? exhibition will be led by poet Elizabeth Burns. Thursday evenings 25 February 25 March 2010. at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH The sessions will encourage you to explore what the artworks mean to you and how you might respond. [...]

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Arvon 2010 courses

Booking opens 13 January Booking for Arvons 2010 course programme will open on 13 January. From that date youll be able to view the complete course programme and book online at www.arvonfoundation.org Priority booking is now open only to Arvon Friends. Become a Friend from as little as 2 a month and book your course [...]

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POETRY BUSINESS RESIDENTIAL COURSE FEBRUARY 2010

The Poetry Business is running an advanced residential course (in partnership with the Arvon Foundation) at Lumb Bank in Hebden Bridge. A carefully-designed week of writing exercises and demanding but hugely enjoyable assignments, together with focussed critical workshops and individual editorial sessions. This week will move your writing onto a new level. The tutors are [...]

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