If you have ever read a story, told a story or made up a story for a child and would like to write such a story, come along and become aware of the many techniques involved in writing for children. Bring pencil and paper! Judith Duncan has taught Writing for Children and Creative Writing at York University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning for over twenty years, and many of her students are successful writers. She is a member of Ryedale Writers group.
An illustrated talk by Patrick Wildgust examining Laurence Sterne’s influence as a writer and considering why Italo Calvino referred to Tristram Shandy as the "undoubted progenitor of all avant-garde novels of our century." Patrick is the curator for the Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall.
Ideal for beginners and more experienced writers alike, this practical session will explore writing in different / other voices and ways of creating character in poems. The session will include examples of short fiction and poetry, plenty of ideas, practical writing activity, and fun. Amanda Dalton is a poet and playwright. Her poetry publications include How To Disappear and Stray. Recent drama includes The Midnight Cry of the Deathbird, a radical re-working of the silent film Nosferatu for BBC Radio 3.
Scriptwriter Tom Needham takes one of his half hour episodes of The Bill, explains where he got the idea from (a boy shoots his mother dead!), how he structured it, how he built up the characters and how he wrote it. Then he shows the episode for discussion afterwards.
DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECASTS - THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE AT THE ARTS CENTRE
A very special torch-lit poetry and promenade event on a spring evening along the breathtaking eighteenth century lawned Terrace above Rievaulx Abbey. Poets Simon Armitage and Amanda Dalton will give readings of their work from the steps of the two temples at either end of the terrace. Audience members will then be invited to cross the lawn between the two readings, and will be entertained along the way…
On Rievaulx Terrace (weather permitting) or Helmsley Arts Centre (if raining)
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED