MIDDLESBROUGH – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops



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25th and 26th April 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 day 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: Idea Generation: Embrace your inner child and explore fun methods of finding the story that wants you to tell it.

SAT PM: Workshop Two: Theme and Story: What is the essence of the story you want to tell? What sort of themes and stories resonate with readers and stay with them long after they finish the last page?

SUN AM: Workshop Three: The Plot Thickens: Examining common structure and creating a basic roadmap for your work.

SUN PM: Workshop Four: Finding your voice: Adopting a suitable tone and style for your age group and deciding on first or third person and character POVs. Take a paragraph and write it in different styles.

SUN: 1-2-1s: Gabrielle Kent


Inclusive of the following:

  • WIFI, sweets, water, fruit and stationery
  • Unlimited Tea & Coffee all day with a morning and afternoon snack
  • Restaurant Lunch

Workshop Leader/Guest:

Gabrielle is the author of the Knights and Bikes book series based on the game by FoamSword, published by Double Fine Presents, as well as the Alfie Bloom series, which has been published in eight languages. She is currently working on a YA novel as well as a fun new series, Mina and Nani, following the adventures of a British born Mauritian girl and her grandmother as they solve mysteries together.

During her career Gabrielle has worked on console and PC games for Accolade, Infogrammes and Atari and lectured in Game Development at Teesside University where she ran the Animex Festival. She has been voted one of the Top 100 most Influential Women in the games industry four times, received a Woman of the Year Ambassador Award from MCV magazine, and has served as a judge on the Games BAFTA awards on many occasions.

One of her favourite experiences was being recruited by the BBC as a games expert to help Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who to save the world from the Daleks using programming.



Jurys Inn Middlesbrough, Fry St, Middlesbrough, TS1 1JH



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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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