south street witers
writing workshops

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage it takes to follow that talent to where it may lead."
Erica Jong.

Writers Book Club

Sunday afternoons 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Numbers limited to 10
Dates:
Sunday 12 February
Sunday 12 March
Sunday 9 April
Sunday 7 May
Sunday 4 June
Sunday 2 July

The best advice advice any tutor can give to an aspiring writer is 'READ, READ, READ.'

And from next Spring you will have a perfect excuse to do just that by joining the South Street Writers Book Club
Meeting once a month the group will discuss a book selected by Jacq and Terrie. Unlike conventional book clubs where the focus is purely on the story, members will be asked to take a more analytical stand by examining the author's approach to the various elements of the work such as plot, characterisation, setting and the intricacies and complexities of dialogue.
The 'back story' of each book will also be presented.

This will cover issues like:
• Its place in the author's canon
• whether it was an instant best seller or a slow burn
• whether it was the subject of a bidding war amongst
traditional publishers
• or whether in the new world of publishing it started
off as a blog.

It is hoped that this will add a further dimension to the discussion and over time provide all members with a sharper understanding of writing's holy grail - what makes or unmakes a great read.

Work in progress Group

Sunday mornings 10.30am - 1.00pm
Numbers limited to 8
Dates:
Sunday 12 February
Sunday 12 March
Sunday 9 April
Sunday 7 May
Sunday 4 June
Sunday 2 July
If you have been on the courses, made a start on your own work but feel the need to touch base with the South Street Writers network to get feedback on how it's going then this is the group for you.

Meeting once a month and focussing only on two pieces of work at a time (maximum 1,500 words) each member will receive a detailed critique not only from the tutors but also from the rest of the group. Writing can be a lonely business and the Work in Progress Group will provide you with constructive advice in an atmosphere of trust and mutual support.

The cost of membership of each group will be £45.00 per term.
If you are interested in joining either or both of these new groups please email us on info@southstreetartstudios.co.uk leave a message on the South Street Writers Facebook page or give us a call on 07539 264952
.