Readings, courses, events

Courses:

Wednesday Writers

The Wednesday Writers group has a focus on becoming published, as well as producing new writing. Wednesday Writers is a no pressure group for writers of all experience levels, from those beginners wanting to see what they are capable of, to those experienced poets wanting to be prompted to write and submit. Each session we’ll look at a magazine, journal or competition in depth: we’ll look at the mission of that magazine, who and what sort of work they publish, who the editors and judges are and what we might put in a cover letter to those publishers. We’ll also have a prompted exercise with the aim of getting notes or a draft to polish up and send to that publication. 

Wednesday Writers is a fun place to share news, gather with like minded people and push yourself to write and submit your work. Why not make a New Year’s resolution now, to priority your writing and aim to be published in 2021?

Every other Wednesday. 

Now open for booking: 3rd February and 17th February

7pm to 9pm

£7 per session

Both January Wednesday Writers Now Sold Out, sorry! February groups are now open for bookings!

Follow the link to the shop to book your place/s : https://wendyprattpoetry.com/shop/

Friday Writing

Friday Writing is aimed at writers wanting to improve their editing skills as well as wanting to keep the motivation to write going. Each meeting we’ll look at a published poem in some depth to help improve our analytical skills, there will be a writing exercise based around the poem we’ve looked at and writers are encouraged to bring a work in progress for group critique. 

Friday Writing is a no pressure group for writers of all experience levels, from those beginners wanting to see what they are capable of, to those experienced poets wanting to be prompted to write and submit. 

Friday Writing will be a fun place to share news, gather with like minded people and push yourself to improve your own work as well as creating new written work, so why not make a New Year’s resolution now to priority your writing in 2021.

Every other Friday. 

Now open For Bookings: Friday 5th February and Friday 19th February

10am to 12pm

£7 per session

Both January and February groups are now sold out, sorry!

Follow this link to the shop to book your place/s: https://wendyprattpoetry.com/shop/

Centre for Life Long Learning

I will be running some more courses for the York Centre for Lifelong Learning, starting January. For more details and a chance to sign up, follow the links below:

The Wild Within – half day workshop:

  • Tutor: Wendy Pratt
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 30 January 2021
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £24

Link: https://www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/dates/202021/spring/saturdaycourses/thewildwithin/

Rural Writers: Writing the Rural Experience

  • Tutor: Wendy Pratt
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Thursday
  • Start Date: 21 January 2021
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • No. of weeks: 8
  • Full fee: £72

Link: https://www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/dates/202021/spring/thursdaycourses/ruralwriterswritingtheruralexperience/

Women Writers Writing: From the Traditional to the Contemporary

  • Tutor: Wendy Pratt
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Friday
  • Start Date: 22 January 2021
  • Time: 2-4pm
  • No. of weeks: 8
  • Full fee: £72

Link: https://www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/dates/202021/spring/fridaycourses/womenwriterswritingfromthetraditionaltothecontemporary/

Readings:

A bit few and far between due to Covid, BUT…

February – wish – Book launch at Dove Cottage, Grasmere. The launch of my new collection from Smith/Doorstop, When I Think of My Body as a Horse, which you can pre order, and read an extract from, here: https://poetrybusiness.co.uk/product/when-i-think-of-my-body-as-a-horse/

more to follow