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Speaking To The Shelves - 6 Creative Writing Workshops. Book for all 6 workshops, normally £10 each, and get the sixth one free.



Speaking To The Shelves – 6 Creative Writing Workshops

by The Leeds Library


Speaking To The Shelves – 6 Creative Writing Workshops.

Book for all 6 workshops, normally £10 each, and get the sixth one free.

Have you always been a reader? Have you ever fancied having a go at writing creatively but haven’t yet devoted time to it? Perhaps you are an experienced writer looking for a new form to explore or need some good old-fashioned inspiration.

Becky Cherriman curates a series of creative writing workshops, which will run on the third Saturday of every month at The Leeds Library. Beginning with January’s fresh page, each workshop will deal with a particular aspect or genre of writing. Guided by established writers, you will draw inspiration from the library’s collections to write and then receive feedback on your work in this stimulating environment. Workshops will draw on Dewey Decimal themes such as Contemporary Fiction, Home and Family Management, Biography, Sociology and Anthropology, Philosophy and the Theory of Religion.

The programme is as follows:

19th January: Becky Cherriman – develop a writing ‘voice’ to explore life’s extraordinary and ordinary events (any form or genre)

16th February: Antony Dunn – autobiographical poetry

16th March: Clare Fisher – flash fiction

27th April: Emma Adams– script-writing for the stage

18th May: Sai Murray – writing the political (any form or genre)

15th June: Ali Harper – crime fiction

Workshops run from 10am-12pm with the option to stay from 12-1pm for feedback.

Becky Cherriman is a Yorkshire writer, workshop leader and performer. She works part-time as Creative Writing Development Officer for The University of Leeds.

Published by Seren, Mslexia, New Walk, Envoi, Mother’s Milk, Bloodaxe, Well Versed, Moving Worlds and The North she was resident poet for Morley Literature Festival in 2013 and lead artist for Altofts Festival In A Day 2016. Echolocation, her first poetry pamphlet, and first collection Empires of Claywere published in 2016 by Mother’s Milk and Cinnamon Press respectively. Her agnostic poem Jesus Lives was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2017.


Date and Time

Sat, January 19, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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