These events are designed for adults (ages 16+).
The one-to-one session will last up to forty-five minutes.
One booking per person, and one person per time slot (unless you are discussing a single piece of work by more than one author). Availability is limited and only booked attendees will be able to participate in these events. If you book onto an event but then can’t make it, please cancel your booking via Eventbrite or contact us to let us know: if you can’t make it we’d like someone else to be able to benefit from the opportunity.
Answers to common questions:
What sort of writing can be discussed?
It doesn’t matter what genre or form you wish to discuss. Short stories, poetry and non-fiction are all welcome. We can even talk about your radio, film or TV script idea, your graphic novel … whatever you like. You are also welcome to come along simply to discuss an idea or just to meet a fellow writer. You can find out more about Alan on his website at www.alanjohnward.com.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
It is recommended that you bring a print out of the piece of work you wish to discuss (only the extract of the work is necessary if it is part of a longer piece).
Do I need to send anything in advance?
Yes, at least one week before your session you must email an electronic version of the piece of writing you wish to discuss to email@example.com. Receipt of your email will be acknowledged. If you do not email the writing to this timescale the one-to-one may be cancelled. If the writing you send is longer than the specified word / line count, it may not all be read in advance of your session.
I’ve already attended or plan to attend a writing workshop as part of the writer in residence programme, can I still have a one-to-one?
Yes, absolutely, if you have some work you would like to discuss you’re very welcome to book a one-to-one session.”