New members welcome from beginners to published authors…

 

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email enquiries to newhamwritersworkshop@gmail.com

Hi, and welcome to our thriving creative writing club in Stratford, East London. 

We welcome new creative writers from beginners to published authors. Genres can include poetry, novels, drama, short stories, blogs, song lyrics, history, life stories, journalism, non fiction and so on.

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Themes can range from fantasy to thriller, from satire to surreal, from comedy to cookery, from romance to science fiction- we are not about boundaries. We are about the unheard voice, about helping the writer to say what they want to say, to write what they want to write, and to get it out there.

Many of our authors have published their work since we were founded in 1986. 

For our weekly Thursday workshops see the Dates Tab.

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Special Events

13th December 7pm – How to Write a Killer Synopsis!   The Autumn’18 Special Workshop for novelists and short story writers.

Can you spark immediate interest? Can you do your story justice in just a few lines? 

The synopsis could well be the most important page you ever write! Yet while some writers may spend hours re-crafting a mid point scene that nobody might ever read, they will cobble together an uninspiring synopsis as the first point of contact with their story. Nuts!

The synopsis can be used as a wonderful plotting aid too, for if your story can’t be streamlined into a synopsis, well that might be telling you something.

In this hands-on session you will get stuck into some techniques to sharpen a synopsis relating to a piece of your own planned or finished work, and explore the common pitfalls to avoid.

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Background 1Background 1Showtime ’18 is now out on Amazon in paperback and Kindle 

Over 300 pages of poetry, short stories and extracts from longer works covering

* A Feast for Your Eyes – Food and Drink
* This World Our Garden – Flora and Fauna
* The Tides of History – Culture and Change
* Heavenly Delights – Devotion and Divinity
* While the Clock Gently Ticks – Memories and Moments

Click here folks!

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Recently we had…

Showcase Open Night  – 27th September at 7pm. 

… with the unveiling of our latest anthology, Showtime 2018 with author readings. Fun galore and meet old faces in a veritable scrivery of local talent!

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Fun with Sonnets!  – 26th July, 7pm. The Summer ’18 Special Workshop 

Exploring the world of writing sonnets, some different plays on form and how to get the most out of them. A hands-on session to get your creative juices going! Facilitated by Anne and Dharma

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Summer Showcase Night – 7th June, 7pm 

Bring your creations or extracts that can be read in  5 mins to read to an audience without review. Light-hearted, and no reviewing of course. Showcase your creations old or new, they don’t deserve to be hidden away. Hidden favs, rough edges, or published work  are all fine!

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Dominant Discourse – 19th April 7pm.  The Spring ’18 Special Workshop 

A thought-provoking session exploring how we can portray unsaid beliefs, assumptions, values or ideologies in our work. Facilitated by Dave and George.

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Deadline for Author submissions to Showtime ’18  – 31st March

Open only to members and associate members.

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Creating Hook Lines– Dec 11th 7pm. The Autumn ’17 Special Workshop

A provocative ‘hands on’ session exploring the five ways you can create those killer little lines that pique the reader’s interest and help lure them into your story. (Members and Associate Members only.)

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. (Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell )

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Public launch of Showtime 2017 – Nov 15th at Stratford Library

ShowtimeMore Showtime copies are available on Amazon in paperback or e-book Click here

                                             

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