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Join us on Saturday 18 November 2017 at Madingley Hall for a day of writing workshops and readings to mark the launch of the new University of Cambridge Centre for Creative Writing.

Bookings are now open - see below for details.

Programme of events

Workshop - Memoir and creative non-fiction: the memory bank

With Midge Gillies. 9.30am - 11.00am, £12

In this workshop we will discuss memories and how we use them in writing – whether fiction or non-fiction. We will look at the ways in which memories – our own and other people’s - can spark vivid descriptions and enticing stories. We will also discuss what to do when memories don’t match up with the perceived truth.

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Workshop - Fiction: ideas and stories

With Rupert Wallis. 11.30am - 1.00pm, £12

This workshop will give you some practical, emotional and structural tips for getting started on a novel and assessing whether your idea might be suitable for a story.

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Workshop - Writing for the stage - CANCELLED

With Abigail Docherty. 11.30am - 1.00pm, £12

Workshop - Writing for radio: painting your own scenery

With Sue Teddern. 1.30pm - 3.00pm, £12

Radio drama combines the intimacy of books and theatre with the wide vistas of film and TV. From futuristic internal monologue to gentle period drama, the radio dramatist can - literally - go anywhere. This workshop offers advice and practical tips on getting your script radio-ready.

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Poetry reading

With Wendy Cope OBE. 3.30pm - 5.00pm, FREE

Event date

Saturday, 18 November, 2017 - 09:30


Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ