Date(s) - Wed 9th Feb - Sun 26th Mar, 2022
Following the success of Elizabeth’s Reeder’s recent online course, A Season of Writing, we are now broadening the scope of the course to encompass the whole year. Many of the writers who began the course with Elizabeth in the autumn are keen to continue but we are now able to open up the course for some new writers to join us.
Each season will include a variety of craft workshops, writing spaces and one to one time with Elizabeth Reeder with the course meeting online fortnightly. The craft sessions will include a discussion, close-reading and writing exercise-based session with a small group of 12 writers and the course leader.
Each writer will receive a one one-to-one tutorial with Elizabeth each term where you can submit up to 5,000 words and then discuss it in a 40-minute session.
The late January to March semester Craft Sessions will focus on dialogue, pacing and tension. Future sessions will include the writing of a synopsis and query letters. The subjects of future craft sessions will be informed by the interests and needs of the writers on the course.
Writing Spaces are where we get together on Zoom and write. That’s it. We write in the company of each other and have a bit of chat before and after. At the end of each term, we will share our work with each other.
This course has a limited number of places for writers to join us. You can join on a term by term basis or book the whole year. If you choose term by term we will do our best to give you first choice to allow you to participate in the following term.
The course will include:
• Four one-to-one tutorials of 40 minutes to discuss 5,000 words which you submit to Elizabeth Reeder, one each term
• Two craft sessions per term of two hours on a Wednesday afternoon
• Three writing spaces per term of two hours on a Wednesday afternoon
• A seasonal sharing space to share your work with the group
The course will take place from 3pm til 5pm fortnightly on Wednesdays.
Course dates for 2022 to 2023:
Wednesday 9th February – writing space
Wednesday 23rd February – craft session
Wednesday 9th March – writing space
Wednesday 23rd March – craft session
Wednesday 6th April – writing space
Wednesday 20th April – sharing session
May – writing space
May – craft session
June – writing space
June – craft session
July – Holiday
August – writing space
August – sharing session
Late September – writing space
October – craft session
October – writing space session
November – craft session
November – writing space
December – sharing session
January – writing space
January – craft session
February – writing space
February – craft session
March – writing space
March – sharing session
Further information on the course
A four-season writing course led by Elizabeth Reeder, author of An Archive of Happiness (Penned in the Margins, Sep 2020)
This is a year-long (run term by term) course is intended to support you and your writing process as you undertake a long-form fiction or creative non-fiction project. The premise is that by writing in the company of others, figuring out what sort of habits, goal setting and flexibility work for you, discussing elements of craft and process, and what will bring the most joy as you write, even if it’s bloody tough at times – you will have more resources to complete a longer project. In this course we will meet fortnightly with a mixture of Craft and Process Workshops with Writing Space meetings. Each semester we will also have a session in which we talk about and share our work. In the spring term 2022 will have Craft and Process Workshops on dialogue and on pacing and tension, with synopsis and other topics (as suggested by writers on the course) in later terms. We will also having ongoing discussions on play, embracing creative failure, creative processes and editing. The quieter Writing Space sessions are about setting aside time to write with other writers. Each term, Elizabeth will read one submission from each of you and you will have a one-to-one Zoom tutorial to discuss your work and process.
You will have a one-to-one tutorial each season, with a submission of up to 5,000 words. Tutorials will be arranged at the start of each season. Please submit your piece of writing at least a week before your tutorial date (as agreed with Elizabeth) to enable Elizabeth to read your work in advance. Your submission should be sent direct by email to email@example.com. Your tutorial will take place via Zoom and you will be sent log-in details by email, with a reminder 30 minutes before the tutorial is due to commence.
This event is fully booked. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.