LEEDS – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops



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8th and 9th February 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: Creating Character: Writers will develop character profiles using a wide range of photographic prompts and build a biography for them in this interactive workshop.

SAT PM: Workshop Two: Landscape and Memory: Writers will mine their own memories in a safe and supportive setting, using drawing and doodling techniques to map a place and then use sensory writing techniques to begin a short piece of writing.

SUN AM: Workshop Three: Story Structure: In this playful workshop, writers will discover how much they already know about structure and begin planning a story.

SUN PM: Workshop Four: Folktale and Myth Revisited: Writers will share their knowledge of favourite myths and folktales from around the world, and then mash them up in new genres and imaginings to create vivid new stories.

SUN PM: 1-2-1s: Mark Illis


Inclusive of the following:

  • Room hire of spacious, executive style meeting room
  • LCD projector with screen, flip chart and wall mounted glass wipe-board
  • Complimentary, high-speed wireless internet
  • Freshly chilled still and sparkling water
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, infusion water, fresh fruit & pastries served in the breakout area
  • Pads, pencils and stationery supplies
  • Complimentary parking
  • Hot fork conference lunch with a salad bar and soup of the day

Workshop Leader:

Liz Flanagan is an award-winning author based in West Yorkshire. Her books include Dragon Daughter and Eden Summer. She has completed a PhD in Creative Writing, and now divides her time between teaching – currently at Newcastle University – and writing. Previously, Liz was Director of the Ted Hughes Arvon writing centre, and before that worked in children’s publishing. Her passion for reading, writing and children’s books has been a constant thread throughout.

Mark’s Young Adult novel THE IMPOSSIBLE was published in 2017. The sequel came out last year. He has previously had three novels for adults published by Bloomsbury, and two by Salt – including THE LAST WORD, which was shortlisted for the Portico Prize. His short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Mark’s also had three radio plays broadcast, and has written extensively for TV – including episodes of EastEnders, The Bill, Peak Practice and Emmerdale. He is currently working on the CBBC show Jamie Johnson and is developing an original drama with Lime Productions. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two children.



7 City Walk

Sweet Street

Leeds LS11 9AT

Additional Info

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

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