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The Word Factory: Writing Slant: get your work flowing with Cathy Galvin
Tue 9 Feb 2021 to Tue 6 Jul 2021
This exciting new six-session course, run by Word Factory Director Cathy Galvin, is aimed at writers looking for an opportunity to develop new work and explore ongoing challenges within a small group.

The six one and a half hour online sessions offer a variety of ideas, exercises and reflections to inspire your creativity. Numbers are kept deliberately small - 12 maximum - to retain our trademark friendliness and intimacy.

How It Will Work
Writers will participate in six morning sessions - running from February-July (9.30am -11am). The first 45 minutes will be focussed on writing exercises to inspire new work and provide shared writing time. The second part of the session will be focussed on working through your current writing challenges.

The group will be asked to submit thoughts on their writing practice - useful tips and current obstacles they are seeking to resolve - in advance for further discussion. Two special guests will additionally be invited to lead two of those discussions and share their own experience with the group in special Q and A sessions.

A further opportunity to read work together will be offered at the end of the course subject to mutual agreement.

Cathy Galvin is a poet, editor and journalist with extensive experience of the literary business. As a champion of the short story form she has founded the Word Factory and the Sunday Times Short Story Award. She welcomes the chance to work with writers in any genre. 

Dates: Tuesdays at 9.30am to 11am, 9 February - 6 July 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: £99.76

Bursary: Cathy Galvin is funding one bursary for a writer on limited means. Write in confidence to her at with Writing Slant in the email header.

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