Creative Future is a Brighton-based charity who work to support and develop marginalised visual artists and writers. In 2013 they launched the Creative Future Literary Awards, a national literary competition and high profile awards ceremony which celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction and there is no entry fee. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Prizes include £1000 of cash prizes & professional writing development support.
Intro to Creative Writing (11.30am-1.30pm)
Want to try your hand at creative writing but don’t know where to start? Done a bit of writing but want further guidance and advice? This fun, creative workshop will use a variety of exercises to get the words flowing and your ideas down on the page.
Editing and Preparing Your Work for Submission (6pm-8pm)
Get your work ready for publication or competitions. Learn the art of editing, redrafting and polishing, increasing your chances of success. This workshop will show you how to get work ready for submission via a series of fun exercises. Please note: part of the workshop will include editing your own writing, so please bring a hard copy of a piece of your writing. However, if you don’t have a piece of writing to work on, the tutor will provide a writing sample for you to work with.
Note: If the cost of travel would make it difficult for you to attend, please let Creative Future know as they have limited bursaries to cover the travel costs.