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Saturday, 25 June 2011

My Short Story Workshops

I am pleased to say that I have set a date for my first short story writing workshop. The workshop will look at writing for the increasingly tough and sadly shrinking women's magazine market. So if you've been writing for a while and want to find out more about this market, this workshop could be for you.

The workshop will take place on Saturday July 30 from 10.30am to 4pm. The venue is in Northamptonshire (full details, maps etc available on booking)and is in easy reach of public transport.

The cost will be £30 and this includes lunch/refreshments and the critique of one story (to be emailed to me prior to the course).

If you're interested in receiving full details and a booking form, please email me via my profile. If you can't manage this date but would be interested in future workshops, please also let me know.

In other news ...

The wonderful Kate Long is my guest on Bookersatz today.

Kate is the bestselling author of 'The Bad Mother's Handbook', 'Swallowing Grandma', 'Queen Mum', 'The Daughter Game' and 'Mothers And Daughters'. Her new novel 'All About My Mothers' is due to be released by Simon and Schuster in Spring 2012. You can find out more about Kate on her website and you can read my interview with Kate about her writing in this month's Writers' Forum magazine.

11 comments:

Bernadette said...

That sounds very exciting, Helen. I'm sure it will be a very worthwhile course for anyone who attends - and great value, too.

penandpaints said...

How exciting, Helen! Best wishes for a successful day!

Talli Roland said...

That sounds fantastic, Helen! Wishing you a fantastic day.

jenny said...

Hi Helen, good luck with the workshop. I write short stories for the Swedish women magazine which is also shrinking but they do need new material as four magazines run these type av short stories. I see you write for "Allas"! I´ve held a few workshops in the subject and run an online course
http://jennybafving.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/lar-dig-skriva-romantik-i-sommar/

jenny said...

The Swedish women magazine market, that is.

HelenMHunt said...

Thanks everyone. I'm really looking forward to the course. I've got a few bookings already - but the more the merrier! (Within reason, obviously!)

Shirley Wells said...

I used to do workshops when I wrote short stories and I loved it. People were so enthusiastic, creative, funny and keen to learn.

Good luck. I hope you have a fantastic day!

sallyjenkins said...

I wish I lived in Northhampton - it sounds like a great day for a reasonable price.
Let me know if you ever do one in Birmingham!

HelenMHunt said...

Sally - it's possible I will do one in Birmingham in the future - so watch this space! Meanwhile ... it's only an hour on the train!

WriterMelS said...

Good luck with it Helen! x

Captain Black said...

Not my genre/market but good luck, I hope it goes well.