YORK – #WriteMentor Writing Weekend Workshops
£25.00 – £200.00
1st and 2nd 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)
SAT AM: Workshop One: Map it Out: Get to grips with the physical reality of your world, create a map, plan or layout to help you see your world in more than just words! (no artistic ability required!)
SAT PM: Workshop Two: Memory, Emotions & Places: We will look at using our own memories and emotional responses to places we know to help create richer settings within our writing.
SAT PM: 1-2-1s: Christina Gabbitas
SUN AM: Workshop Three: Sounds and Images: We will use sounds and images to help develop our worlds further.
SUN PM: Workshop Four: How the world works: What rules make your world run and how can you use your characters, setting and plot to help make your worlds rich and believable.
Inclusive of the following:
– Unlimited tea/coffee
– Morning and afternoon snacks
– Two course hot and cold buffet lunch with tea/coffee
– SMART bottled water
– Wi-Fi Access
James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden searching for dragons and witches. He lives in Yorkshire with his partner and a black and white cockapoo called Bonnie.
Christina Gabbitas is an award-winning children’s author, poet and voiceover artist, as well as a director of multiple companies, which she set up single-handedly. She has written a number of children’s books, including the Felicity Fly series, which teaches children about the world around them, drawing on her own experiences of being a timid child. The stories are narrated by Christina with different character accents and voices, which help children with speaking and listening skills. She also runs an annual poetry initiative, called the Eight Line Rhyme Competition, which draws in entries from both the UK and abroad. It gives children of all abilities, an equal opportunity of having their work published. The 2015 book gained Christina the Dame Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award 2015. Other publications include Triangular Trev & the Shape Idols that addresses mathematical terms with fun and her latest book Save Us, educates children about plastic pollution. She had a partnership with the local Ribble Rivers Trust working in collaboration to deliver workshops.
Park Inn by Radisson
York City Centre, North Street
York YO1 6JF
2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free), 1 full day Saturday, 1 full day Sunday, 1-2-1