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  • National Short Story Week Claygate & Esher Short Fiction Festival
    by cherys at 20:30 on 15 October 2010
    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

    presents

    CLAYGATE & ESHER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

    Friday 26th-Sunday 28th November 2010

    at

    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)

    WRITING WORKSHOPS

    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.

    FREE EVENTS

    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: susannah.cherry@btinternet.com (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

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    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