WORKSHOPS & COURSES
'An inspiring, intelligent and stimulating beginning for creative writers'
'Kevan Manwaring is a kind, open, informed and generous tutor.'
Student, Write a Novel in 2014
I have been running workshops in the spoken and written word for 12 years: 5 years at the University of Bath and 7 for the Open University. I offer workshops in creative writing and performance skills (storytelling, poetry) to all ages. Currently teaching A174 Start Writing Fiction; A215 Creative Writing; & A363 Advanced Creative Writing for the Open University; and also Life Fiction for Skyros Writers' Lab. I also run weekly writing classes in the Stroud area (currently The Writers Quest at Hawkwood college) and for Wiltshire College.
I have run workshops and courses for the following:
Alternatives, London; Imperial College, London; Hawkwood College; Gaunts House Summer Gathering: Wessex Gathering: MBS Show, London Olympia; Treadwells Bookshop, Covent Garden; Swindon Youth Arts Week; Bristol Cathedral School: Churchdown, School, Glos; BREAZ, Bristol; Swindon Youth Arts Week; Italian TEFL Students, NE Italy; MIND, Bath: BEMSCA, Bath; Community Learning Service; Norton Radstock College; Teachers' INSET, Glos and Wilts; B&NES Playworkers; UEA...
Mondays: An Introduction to Creative Writing (Autumn) Write a Novel (Spring); Getting into Print (Summer) Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Wednesdays, Wild Writing (ongoing) Hawkwood College
Saturday, Creative Writing dayschools, Devizes, Wiltshire College
For details, contact respective venues.
Getting into Print
from Monday 11 April, 7-9pm
Have you ever dreamed of seeing your writing in print? This course will help your dreams to come true! Guided by an experienced, published author, over the 10 weeks we’ll look at finding an agent, finding a publisher, getting commissioned, your media profile, self-publishing, and entering competitions. As well as getting support on individual projects, a group anthology will be created and launched by the end of the course with input towards the editing, design, marketing, printing and event management from the whole group. Whether it’s poetry or prose, make 2016 the year you see print!
10 week course, £75
Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Bookings: 01453 760900
With Kevan Manwaring
Hawkwood College, Wednesdays, 7.15-9.15pm
Are your words too tame? Your thoughts too feral? Do your ideas need liberating? Let them out of the cage, and allow them to prowl the page! This rule-breaking writing workshop is designed to encourage you to explore the untamed fringes of your desires and fears, to express that inner howl, to give voice to that long-denied cry. You’ll be supported in a friendly, safe environment to venture beyond comfort zones and tap into words that can electrify, shock, motivate and move. All you need is a pen and paper and a willingness to be wild!
£75 for 10 weeks (repeat for Summer Term – new students always welcome)
Kevan Manwaring is a writer based in Stroud. He teaches for the Open University. He was a consultant on latest series of BBC4’s The Secret Life of Books. He writes for The London Magazine, and is the co-judge of their 2015 Short Story competition alongside Susan Hill.
Bookings Tel: 01453 759034
What the participants say
'I have found this course to be very enjoyable, and an inspiration to me in getting my first novel going, if not finished. It has become a highlight of my week!'
'The course was very good and filled alot of gaps in my knowledge. It gave me all I needed (I think!) to sit down and write a good novel - it was very motivating. Looking forward to finishing it.'
'Really excellent course. Well thought-through; very well organised; very clear; very supportive; very encouraging; realistic; well-structured; most enjoyable. Thank you.'
'Delivery of the course was excellent.'
'I want to thank you - your course has been an inspiration and the journey most enlightening.'
‘They all appreciate the start you gave them in your Creative Writing Group and all have had work published for payment.'