Creative Writing classes for Preston

Posted on - 11th October, 2009 - 4:05pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Creative writing bookA Preston pub is hosting a series of Creating Writing classes run by local author Jenn Ashworth.


The first session takes place on Wednesday 4th November 2009 and the course runs for six weeks at the New Continental on Broadgate, Preston.

It costs £50 per person and takes in the basics of creating character, writing description and dialogue, handling theme, structure and plot, and presenting your work for publication. Additional one-on-one sessions can be arranged for a fee.

The six week workshop course has been developed from a pilot course run at the New Continental last year. Former participant, Linda Parkins, says:

Jenn’s last course at the Continental was worth every penny. She made us all feel so comfortable and enthusiastic that ideas for stories just flowed. It was great to spend a day sharing her writing experience. Her knowledge and encouragement were inspiring. She is one of the best writing tutors I have encountered.

The courses are run by They Eat Culture, a Preston arts organisation and the Preston Writing Network.

Jenn Ashworth is a Preston-based novelist, short story writer and blogger. She acts as the writing development co-ordinator for They Eat Culture, programmes and presents Word Soup and teaches creative writing. Her first novel, A Kind of Intimacy was published by Arcadia books in 2009, selected as a Waterstone’s New Voice and is currently on the shortlist for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Award. Her blog won an award in 2008 from the Manchester Literary Festival.

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