EDINBURGH – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops



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29th February and 1st March 2020
£200 for 2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free)
£100 for 1 full day
£25 for 1-2-1 session (note: you must buy a session ticket to do this)
Concession prices (CODE: WWW40) and payment plans available
4 workshops, 1-2-1s, hours of free writing time and all-inclusive lunch, snacks and drinks from 9-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Workshop details:

SAT AM: Workshop One: Heart of the story: Develop ideas your readers will love

SAT PM: Workshop Two: Unforgettable characters: Build a cast your readers will want to follow

SAT PM: 1-2-1s: Genevieve Herr

SUN AM: Workshop Three: First pages: Craft an irresistible start

SUN PM: Workshop Four: Road to publication: Pitches, queries and maintaining motivation


Inclusive of the following:

  • Air conditioned room with natural light
  • 3 x servings of tea and coffee with snacks
  • Restaurant Lunch
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Complimentary bottled water and stationary in the room

Workshop Leader/Guest:

P. M. Freestone originally hails from Australia, but now calls Scotland home. Her debut YA fantasy novel, the first in the Shadowscent duology, is published by Scholastic in the UK, US and Australia and is set to be translated into eight languages, while her short stories for children and teens have been published in print (Penguin) and online. She is a Clarion Writers‘ Workshop (University of California) graduate, a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner, and was one of the SCBWI UK and Europe’s 2016 Undiscovered Voices.

A self-confessed nerd, Freestone holds degrees in archaeology, religious history and a PhD in the sociology of infectious diseases. She now works all over the world designing and delivering award-winning university and creative writing workshops. She serves regularly as a writing mentor and volunteers her time running events for agented and published members of SCBWI Scotland.

Genevieve’s role as Executive Editor at Scholastic involves commissioning fiction for children across all ages and genres, with a particular interest in YA fiction and middle grade. Her authors have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Waterstones Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the YA Book Prize.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre
80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH



Additional Info

Additional information


2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free), 1 full day Saturday, 1 full day Sunday, 1-2-1

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