A choice of two relaxed afternoons (25th May/22nd June) to learn more about getting published in magazines and newspapers. Led by Rebecca Gardner, an experienced freelance writer, with published articles locally and nationally. Look at finding outlets, developing ideas, research and pitching to editors.
Interested in having your ideas published?
You may already enjoy writing in some way – your own stories or ideas. Do you have ideas linked to your home or work interests that you want to share but are not sure how to get started? There are many courses on fiction and ‘how to write your first novel’ but few on writing articles which can be just as creative and fulfilling. This course should inspire you by looking at developing story ideas, researching and pitching to to an editor.
Worshop led by Rebecca Gardner – an experienced local writer.
Maximum 12 places
Ticket price includes plenty of tea and coffee, course materials and notebook to take away. 5% of the ticket price is donated to Second Hope cancer charity.
All welcome – no writing experience necessary.
Please ask if you have any queries before deciding to come along or would like to be put on a waiting list for future courses.
‘As a feature writer (and copywriter) based in Gloucestershire, I’m looking to inspire people to try non-fiction feature writing, aiming to see their ideas and articles published. Even if a writer’s main writing ambitions are in fiction, drama or poetry, there are a lot of complementary skills to learn from feature writing such as interviewing and pitching an idea to an editor. It’s also an opportunity to spend and afternoon thinking through your writing ideas with others.
My last article featured Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of a piece on literature festivals throughout the UK. I really enjoyed taking part in the festival’s Open Mic event and have volunteered there in the past so it was good to share some of those moments. My next published piece also features another Cheltenham institution – Sandford Parks Lido so I know there is a lot of inspiration to be found locally!