Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tower Workshops Creative Writing in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the home to a large and active community of authors, poets and scriptwriters from a wide range of backgrounds, with a wealth of experience and knowledge that may help you to improve your writing, or gain some practical tips on the business of selling your work.

These valuable Tower Workshops have been arranged by Jack Hughes at The Square Tower, Broad St, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2JE. Workshop starts at 7pm. 

Jack Hughes is an author, historian and broadcaster. He was born in Essex in 1976 and has lived in Hampshire since 1990. He has two Masters degrees in Creative Writing and Heritage Studies at the University of Portsmouth and a BA in History. He also been a guest reviewer on local radio, and is currently working on a maritime history project in conjunction with the BBC. 

Works by this author include:

'Shadows of the Temple' series: 

Dawn of Shadows (2003)
Covenants of Shadows (2010)
Fall of Shadows (1999)
Shadow of Winter (2011)

Writers will be able to access the knowledge of seventeen local writers and poets at the workshops.

The next events will be on;

Wednesday 30th October 'Day of the Dead'
Flash and short fiction workshop and readings. This will be followed by an open mic session of spookily-themed work by the Portsmouth Writers Hub.

Wednesday 27th November 'Pitch Perfect'
How do some authors find an agent in seconds? A good pitch can sell a story. test your pitch/synopsis before a judging panel. The X-Factor comes to the Tower!

Wednesday 18th October 'Going it alone'
Many new authors begin their careers by self-publishing and e-books. Self-publishing authors will be offering advice on this rapidly expanding market.

Come one - come all!

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