OK - so I promised the details of the new courses I have coming up this year.
I'll start with a one-off that's coming in April.
A while ago the Babe Magnet went to speak about his book The Girl Who Lived on Air at the Penfro Book Festival at Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire. I went with him and as at breakfast I met the delightful Barbara Large who is the Chairman of the Hampshire Writers' Society I really enjoyed talking with her and as a result of our meeting, she invited me to go and speak at an event for the Society.
When we talked about it, that date seemed a long time ahead - but now it's coming up fast and so I am starting to look forward to it happening in April,
So here are the details for that event - from the Hampshire Writer's Society Programme.
Tuesday 12th April 2016
Kate Walker – romantic novelistKate Walker’s 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance – how to craft a novel for the romance genre
Special guest: Judith Heneghan – Director of Winchester Writers’ Festival, Lecturer in Creative Writing at the university of Winchester
Writing competition: Write a steamy love story (300 words)
Adjudicator: Alison Spencer – author of Tug o Love, best debut novel, Romantic Novelists’ Association
That week is going to be a busy one it seems because on the following weekend I'm teaching a Relax and Write course at Cirencester Royal Agricultural University.
This course is already booking up so do enquire now if you are interested in a place. I've included details of my husband's course on Writing The Past as well, in case anyone is interested in that.
Details and booking can be found at the Relax and Write web site
15 - 17 APRIL 2016 at THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY CIRENCESTER
Beginning Middle and End with Kate Walker
Was your New Year resolution to 'write that novel'? Did you start out hopefully, wanting to write the story that was burning in your head ... only to find that now you've slowed down. Come and join a group and gain new inspiration. This course will teach you how to plan out your novel so that you have a much better idea of where you're going and how to create the best read possible. All incl
Writing the Past with Stephen Wade
This course is intended to help both fiction and non-fiction writers at all stages of their writing lives. The aim is to provide help and guidance in all areas of writing which is concerned with the past. The course topics include the full range of writing and research skills you need to write in any category about the past. All inclusive fee £245 and includes Sunday Lunch.
More courses coming up - May - July - the RNA Conference . . .