NORTHAMPTON – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops



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28th and 29th 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: How to create 3D characters – using Method Writing techniques you will learn how to create characters who are authentic and multi layered.

SAT PM: Workshop Two: Sensational Setting – using a range of stimulus (historical documents, art, music and curios) you will learn how to write about setting in an active and sensory manner making it as valid in your writing as one of your characters.

SAT PM: 1-2-1s: Leila Rasheed

SUN AM: Workshop Three: Voice and Dialogue – using playwriting techniques and scripting skills you will learn how to discover and develop your protagonist’s voice and create authentic dialogue.

SUN PM: Workshop Four: Editing – “all writing is rewriting.” E.B.White. This workshop will show you how to edit, redraft and rewrite without making you


Inclusive of the following:

  • Free Wireless High-speed Internet
  • Lunch
  • Snack breaks
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Sparkling and still water
  • Park Inn by Radisson stationery box

Workshop Leader/Guest:

Rhian Ivory got her first publishing deal at 26 (found on the slush pile by J.K.Rowling’s editor) and went on to write three more novels for Bloomsbury. She took a break to have three children and during this time taught Creative Writing and also a Children’s Literature course for the Open University for over ten years.
Rhian currently teaches part-time in an SEN department, works with students with Autism with therapy dogs, has trained a Medical Detection Dog and is about to work with Dogs for Good.
Rhian is a National Trust Writer in Residence and a Patron of Reading.
Rhian is a Womentor and works with writers on a range of projects.
Rhian has written her first picture book and is currently writing her 9th novel.

Leila Rasheed’s first book, Chips, Beans and Limousines, was published by Usborne in 2008 and won a Red House Read of the Year award. Since then she has had a wide range of children’s and YA literature published, including the At Somerton books and the Witch of Turlingham series (as Ellie Boswell). Her writing experience includes non-fiction and publisher-led fiction as well as fiction. Her forthcoming books include The Smiling Stones, which tells a story of early Egyptology from the point of view of an Egyptian child, and a children’s biography of the NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson. She is currently working on a novel for 8 – 12 year olds, about Roman Britain. Her teaching and mentoring experience include designing a module in Writing for Children for the University of Warwick’s MA in Writing, where she taught for several years, and creating the successful Megaphone Writer Development Scheme, a one-year course for ethnic minority writers for children. In 2019, she was featured in Breaking New Ground, a round-up of British writers of colour produced by Book Trust and Speaking Volumes. Her websites are and .


Park Inn by Radisson
Silver Street, Northampton, NN1 2TA



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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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