As part of National Short Story Week celebrations, Claygate Writers in Surrey has put together a programme of workshops, readings and activities, featuring WW's own Geri Ryan (Jem), Emma Darwin (EmmaD) and Susannah Rickards (Cherys) among the tutors.
Full details below. All WWers can book at the concessionary price, just WWmail Cherys if you are interested in any of the events.
Claygate Writers sponsored by RC Sherriff Trust
in association with National Short Story Week 2010
CLAYGATE & ESHER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
Friday 26th-Sunday 28th November 2010
THE OLD RAM CLUB, FOLEY ARMS, 106 HARE LANE, CLAYGATE KT10 0LZ
(30 mins from Waterloo or 15 mins from Wimbledon, then 5 mins walk from Claygate station)
Fri 26th Nov
FLASHLIGHTS Flash fiction Vanessa Gebbie 7.30-9.30pm
Sat 27th Nov
STORM IN A TEACUP Women�s Magazine Fiction Geri Ryan 1.30-3.30pm
WRITING ON AIR Stories for radio Emma Darwin 4-6pm
Sun 28th Nov
TELL US ANOTHER Writing for children Sam Mackintosh 1.30-3.30pm
ALCHEMY Write award-winning stories Susannah Rickards 4-6pm
�25 per workshop or �20 if booking more than one.
Concessions �20/15 (OAPS/unemployed)
Plus 10% discount voucher for books on sale at the festival.
FIRESIDE TALES Sun 28th Nov at the Old Ram Club
Gothic and Ghost Story Open Mic Night. 8pm-10pm
Come and hear your favourite gothic and ghost tales read aloud
or read your own if you dare!
ESHER LIBRARY STORY TREE (children�s event running all week)
A paper tree sculpture. Write a story on a paper leaf and attach it to the tree.
Small prizes will be awarded to participants
Cut & paste then print the booking form below or book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (or WWmail Cherys)
VANESSA GEBBIE- FLASHLIGHTS- a practical workshop on opening up creativity and tackling the dreaded writer's block. FRI 26th Nov. 7.30-9.30pm (Vanessa is author of short fiction collection Words From A Glass Bubble and editor of Short Circuit - a book of essays on writing short stories. Her new book, Storm Warnings is out now. All from Salt Publishing.)
GERI RYAN - STORM IN A TEACUP - writing for women's magazines. SAT 27th Nov 1.30 - 3.30pm (Geri is one of the most successful and prolific writers of women's magazine fiction in the UK. Her work has appeared in Fiction Feast, Woman's Weekly and Take A Break among many others.)
EMMA DARWIN - WRITING ON AIR - on making the transition to writing short stories for radio. SAT 27th Nov 4-6pm. (Emma is an award-winning short fiction writer who has recently branched out into writing for BBC radio. She's author of two novels: The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy, both published by Headline Review.)
SAMANTHA MACKINTOSH � TELL US A STORY - a look at the current trends and market opportunities for writing short fiction for children. SUN 28th Nov 1.30-3.30pm. (Samantha is author of teen novel Kisses For Lula and has a fifteen-year career in publishing, most recently as editorial manager at Puffin Books.)
SUSANNAH RICKARDS - ALCHEMY- a practical workshop exploring Voice and Narrative with the aim of making your stories stand out in literary awards. SUN 28th Nov 4-6pm. (Susannah has won many awards for her short fiction, including the Conan Doyle and the Walter Scott Prizes. Her first collection, Hot Kitchen Snow, is out now with Salt Publishing.)
ALL WORKSHOPS COST �25 OR �20 IF BOOKING MORE THAN ONE
CONCESSIONS FOR WRITEWORDS MEMBERS, OAPS AND UNEMPLOYED: �20 SINGLE WORKSHOP, �15 MULTIPLE BOOKING
I'd like to attend 1 event @ £25 (£20 concs) OR multiple events @ £20 each (£15 concs.)
FLASHLIGHTS (FRI 26th 7.30-9.30PM) VANESSA GEBBIE £25/20/15 £
STORM IN TEACUP (SAT 27th 1.30-3.30PM) GERI RYAN £25/20/15 £
WRITING ON AIR (SAT 27th 4-6PM) EMMA DARWIN £25/20/15 £
TELL US STORY (SUN 28th 1.30-3.30PM) SAM MACKINTOSH £25/20/15 £
ALCHEMY (SUN 28th 4-6PM) SUSANNAH RICKARDS £25/20/15
CHEQUES PAYABLE TO S RICKARDS TOTAL
SEND TO: S RICKARDS, CLAYGATE WRITERS, 13 WOODBOURNE DRIVE, CLAYGATE, KT10 0DR