Creative Writing Day Retreats
These new creative writing day retreats are an opportunity for intermediate writers to spend dedicated time on their writing within a structured and supportive environment. They are aimed at aspiring writers who have already engaged with the craft and have some foundation for creative writing.
During the day, each participant will benefit from a one-to-one mentoring session with an experienced creative writing lecturer, time for skills workshopping and structured writing stints with plenty of prompts to get the creative juices flowing. These sessions will be run by a specialised team of expert creative writing practitioners from the University who will be on hand to support participants and answer any questions throughout the day.
Participants are invited to send up to 1500 words of a current creative writing project in advance of the retreat which will be discussed during the mentoring session.
Please address any enquiries about the courses to:
Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Tel: 0117 928 8924
Saturday 11 June: Rhetorical devices in your writing
|When||9:45 am to 4:30 pm|
Saturday 11 June 2022
|Where||University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.|
Rhetorical devices in your writing
In this workshop, you'll learn how the rhetorical tricks we recognise from speechwriting and advertising work on readers' minds, and how they can lift your prose whatever age you write for or genre you write in. There will also be prompts to help you test these out in your own work.
Workshop leader: Joanna Nadin
6 June 2022
|Previous qualifications/experience||Intermediate writers|
This course is no longer available
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A former broadcast journalist and special adviser to the prime minister, Dr Joanna Nadin is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol. She has also taught for Arvon Foundation, Bloomsbury, and Bath Spa University, and is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including the Carnegie-nominated Joe All Alone, which is now a BAFTA-winning BBC drama.
Steven Lovatt is a full-time writer, editor and teacher. He is the author of the Wainwright Prize-nominated Birdsong in a Time of Silence, and is sponsored by the British Council and the National Centre for Writing as an international ambassador for British literature. He is a copyeditor for Penguin and an author of reviews and critical articles for an online poetry magazine. Alongside his teaching he is currently editing an anthology of travel writing.
A university lecturer in Creative Writing, Mimi Thebo has nurtured writing talent towards publication for twenty years. She has been nominated and short-listed for many literary prizes and was nominated for the Carnegie medal in both 2017 and 2018.