ITEM: Fourteen Write Environment day retreats running fortnightly between January and July 2014 in South Birmingham, organised by children’s authors and writing tutors, Juliet Clare Bell and Leila Rasheed.
DETAILS: Our day retreats (10am-4pm) in Moseley Exchange, Birmingham will run fortnightly from January on the following dates: JANUARY: Friday 17th, Wednesday 29th; FEBRUARY: Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 26th
MARCH: Thursday 13th, Wednesday 26th; APRIL: Wednesday 9th, Wednesday 30th
MAY: Wednesday 7th, Wednesday 21st; JUNE: Wednesday 4th, Wednesday 18th
JULY: Wednesday 2nd, Wednesday 16th (NB term time only).
Come and spend six hours in the company of other writers, where you will write without the usual distractions. Bring a laptop, paper and pen, wallpaper, whatever works for you –there’s plenty of room. The time is yours to pursue your own writing projects, but we will provide writing prompts/creative exercises for anyone who would like to make use of them, and also books on writing. Over lunch (it’s bring your own, in order to keep costs to a minimum), you can chat with other writers and we can discuss aspects of writing and publishing with you. There is NO internet connection. All writers welcome and illustrators, too.
So new, we haven’t even got the site up and running yet –but it’s all booked and we’re raring to go. (Usual price for all fourteen is £140.)
BIO: Juliet Clare Bell is the author of picture books, Don’t Panic, Annika! and The Kite Princess (translated into many languages and both shortlisted for the Crystal Kite, Europe) and early reader, Pirate Picnic, with a number of other books in the pipeline. She teaches courses on writing picture books and critiques picture books professionally. She jointly coordinates the Central West region for SCBWI British Isles and runs critique and other events for the SCBWI. Leila Rasheed is the author of many books for children from 7+ (the award-winning Chips, Beans and Limousines) up to young adult (At Somerton). She teaches on the Creative Writing MA at Warwick University, is a writing tutor, professional critiquer and mentor.