External Writing Workshops

Literary Lunch – “Acting can be Murder!”

Literary lunch on Saturday 13 May in Eastbourne
Novelist/actor Linda Regan will be talking about how she combines a successful acting career with writing some hard-hitting crime novels.
Linda has written seven crime novels. They are police procedural and feature a murder division based in South London – where crime is fairly tough.  She says she writes it how it is, although all her work is fiction.  Her latest novel Sisterhoods has just been published and is out in paperback and as an e-book. Her theatrical roots, her actor’s eye for detail and characterisation and her south-London background bring a real sense of authenticity to her work.
Hers is an interesting story and one I hope you might like to hear more of.
Further details can be found on our website at www.fodpt.org.uk – where you can also download a booking/information form.
Very many thanks.
Tel: 01323 471148

Writing Courses at the High Weald Reatreat Centre, in Beckley, Nr Rye (01797 253485, info@highwealdretreatcentre.com)

Thursday 13th – Thursday 20th April -Easter Writing Retreat: untutored
Relax in beautiful East Sussex and focus on your writing. Comfortable rooms with desks, lovely gardens, delicious food. From 2-7 nights.
Cost: £175 for 2 nights, £75 per night thereafter. Includes accommodation and all meals.

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May -Life Writing with Hannah Vincent
This weekend course is an opportunity to focus on autobiography and life writing under the expert guidance of Hannah Vincent.
Cost: £295 fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and all meals.

Friday 9th -Sunday 11th June – Poetry: The Curious Line with John McCulloch
This weekend workshop focuses on how to break new ground in your poetry.
Cost: £295 fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and all meals.

Monday 19th – Sunday 25th June – Tutored Writing Retreat
This tutored retreat is an ideal opportunity to focus on developing your writing with an experienced tutor on hand to provide support whenever you need it. You will have your own quiet, comfortable room with a desk and as much time as you need to focus on your work. There are no group sessions.
Cost: £195 for the first two nights, £75 per night thereafter.

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July – The Art and Craft of the Short Story with Catherine Smith
In this course, we’ll look at how to turn a tentative idea into a working story and challenge ourselves to go deeper into our writing.
Cost: £295 fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and all meals.

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August – No End In Sight: Pushing through Story with Susannah Waters
In this weekend workshop, Susannah will be helping writers to map their way through the dangerous middle towards the finish line.
Cost: £295 fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and all meals.




External Competitions

St Michael’s Hospice Capture the Moment Photography, Short Story and Poetry Competition

Categories include:

Poetry and short story competition
Categories: Love and Care, The World Around us
Judges: Mark Benton, Hospice Celebrity Ambassador.
Prizes: Two tickets to see ‘Our House’ at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. More prizes to be confirmed soon.

Children’s poetry and short story competition
Suggested topic: The World Around Us or simply tell us a story
Judge: Britain’s favourite children’s poet Brian Moses
Age categories: 7 and under, 8 – 11 and 12 – 16
Prizes: Recording session with Oliver McNeil at The World of Legend in Rye and £50 Book People vouchers for the winner’s school.

Photography competition
Categories: Love and Care, The World Around us
Judge: World renowned photographer Rankin and owner of The World of Legend, Oliver McNeil
Prizes: Rankin coffee table books. More prizes to be confirmed soon.

Our Capture the Moment competition is open for entries now! You can submit your entry on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelshospice/app/451684954848385/) or visit our website for more details (https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelshospice/app/451684954848385/).

The competition closes on Sunday 30th April.