Novels that shaped our world – Creative Writing Workshops

Novels that shaped our world – Creative Writing Workshops

by Culture Liverpool

Wirral based literary Arts organisation, Read Now Write Now, has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run FREE online creative writing workshops for adults living in Liverpool as well as in Cheshire West & Chester and is looking for people to take part.

Starting in January 2021, author Charlie Lea will run six writing courses, each lasting 8 weeks, in partnership with Liverpool Libraries and Cheshire West & Chester Libraries. At the end of each writing course participants will have the opportunity to submit a short story to be included in a published anthology that will be placed in both Liverpool and Cheshire West Libraries catalogues.

Charlie Lea says,

“I am delighted to have received this funding from Arts Council England and to be working with Liverpool and Cheshire West & Chester Libraries. There is an absolute wealth of creative talent already in the region and we want to tap into those who have always wanted to write but have not, for various reasons, had the opportunity or time to do so. The course is designed to be easy to follow, fun, relaxed and yet informative at the same time.

Writing is wonderful for the mind and soul. A few minutes writing can boost health and wellbeing as well as confidence and we want people from all walks of life and of any adult age to take part. There is no need to have had any experience in writing before, this is a beginner’s course and I will guide all the new writers on what they need to know to write amazing stories. I hope that this will be a steppingstone for people to become published authors in their own right.”

The courses will be inspired by the Libraries Connected and BBC Arts led campaign ‘Novels that shaped our World’ and Charlie will use examples from some of these novels to guide the writers on how to, amongst other things, set the scene, build characterisation, plot and plan their stories.

Given the current situation, all courses will take place online via Zoom rather than at library venues.  There will be a maximum of 15 free places on each course and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.


8-week courses from w/b 11 January 2021

  • Monday afternoon: 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Tuesday evening: 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Wednesday afternoon: 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday morning: 10am to 11.30am
  • Friday morning: 10am to 11.30am
  • Saturday afternoon: 2pm to 3.30pm

All interested people need to do is choose one of the above courses and then email [email protected] to book on and register.

To find out more about the Year of Reading / Writing in Liverpool visit the website.

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