Our Writer Development programme is at the heart of what we do, providing opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established writers to develop their craft. We offer writing surgeries and one-to-one sessions, as well as workshops and networking sessions which respond to the needs and interests of writers in the region. These cover areas such as personal development planning, craft development, writing in the digital environment, writing in schools, and script writing.
We believe a well-matched mentoring relationship can give momentum to writers at crucial points in their career. We match three writers a year to an established, professional writer, to help the emerging writer develop their work to a publishable standard.
We also support a further 15 promising writers a year through this scheme, by identifying ways we can help them during our Creative Professional Development workshops. This might be through courses, shadowing opportunities, potential collaborations or events.
“It is my heartfelt aim to take the book to publication this year and the thought that a good mentor might be around to offer opinions, ideas, plot and career advice makes me feel glad, brave and extremely fortunate.” Divya Ghelani
The scheme is open for submissions three times a year, so please click here to find out more.
We work in partnership with organisations such as The Library Consultancy to provide writers with detailed, written reports of their work from experienced editors and writers. Many are working novelists, Creative Writing lecturers, or have extensive experience of script reading, and all of them have in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry.
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