Course

Time to Write: Saturday Series (nine-week course)

Saturday 23 January
Online (Zoom)
9-10.30am or 11am-1pm
Free - apply now!

Do you love writing? Looking for a creative way to spend your weekends? Aged 9-17? Join us for Time to Write!

In this free nine-week workshop series, you will:

  • Explore poetry, story-telling, and scriptwriting
  • Have space to focus on your writing
  • Have the freedom to write whatever you want
  • Generate new ideas
  • Be introduced to new and varied writers
  • Receive feedback on your work from a professional writer

Time to Write: Saturday Series is a space where your story is important. You can bring along the project you’ve been working on for months or start a brand new piece every week – the choice is yours!

The final week of the programme is a performance masterclass where you’ll practice reading your work out loud, ready to record it for a digital showcase.

All workshops will take place online via Zoom and start Saturday 23 January 2021. 

  • Ages 9-12 will meet between 9 – 10.30am GMT every Saturday
  • Ages 13-17 will meet between 11am – 1pm GMT every Saturday

How to apply

To apply, simply fill out the online form via the link below, telling us a little bit about you, your writing and what you might like to work on during the workshops.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 11 January 2021.

There is limited capacity on the workshops so make sure you apply soon!

Apply now

 

Meet the course leaders

9-12 years: Cara Marks is a writer, editor and educator. She earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and is currently studying at Queen’s University Belfast for her creative-critical PhD on Food, Literature and Empathy. Her fiction has been long-listed for the 2019 Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition, the 2017 Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and the 2016 Mogford Food and Drink Writing Prize. Her work has also appeared in the Commonwealth Writers’ literary journal adda, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing workshops, lessons and courses for adults and young people.

13-17 years: Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer and arts producer. His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Ambit and Oxford Poetry. In 2018 he received the UEA Literary Festival Bursary and was named one of The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press’ Primers poets. In 2020 he won the Winchester Poetry Prize. He has made live theatre shows for The Garage and The Norfolk & Norwich Festival. His first collection Boy in Various Poses will be published by Nine Arches Press in 2021. He currently lives in Norfolk.

 

Bursaries

You can take part in the Time to Write workshops free of charge. We also have bursaries available towards costs to enable participation in this project for those who would not otherwise be able to do so – whether this is toward technology or to support loss of earnings due to a Saturday job. To discuss further please contact Victoria Maitland, Programme Officer by email victoria@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177.

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January 23, 2021 9:00 am January 23, 2021 9:00 am Europe/London Time to Write: Saturday Series (nine-week course) Writers' Centre Norwich –

Do you love writing? Looking for a creative way to spend your weekends? Aged 9-17? Join us for Time to Write! In this free nine-week workshop series, you will: Explore poetry, story-telling, and scriptwriting Have space to focus on your writing Have the freedom to write whatever you want Generate new ideas Be introduced to […]

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