Writing workshop with Courttia Newland

  • January 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Shooting Star pub

Join us for our first writing workshop of 2014 with professional teacher and published author, Courttia Newland.

Courttia will be presenting a workshop focused on the following topics:

  • How to build a scene
  • Creating believable characters
  • Writing dialogue that doesn't clunk along the page
  • and more!

He'll be bringing his vast personal and professional experience to deliver a workshop for writers of all levels and stages. During this workshop you'll be asked to do exercises so please bring something to write on.

I found Courttia via the Arvon Foundation so I'm certain his teaching is something not to be missed but for more about Courttia, please visit his website: http://courttianewland.com/ and connect with him on Twitter @courttianewland

Cost: £10 for two-hour workshop

Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line.

Directions: Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn right at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is just a few minutes down on the right-hand side and we meet in the function room downstairs.

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  • Sukie S.

    I really enjoyed it. Courttia's delivery style was honest, straightforward and really made sense. It was good of him to stay behind to listen to some more readings as well.

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Merhala S.

    Really engaging and helpful. Has got me out of a long-standing writing rut. Thank you Courttia and Lisa!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Punam M.

    The workshop focused on the key ingredients. I now have a much better idea on how to develop my characters and engage readers into dialogue. Really enjoyed it, thank you!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Claire C.

    Really engaging workshop with lots of food for thought. Thank you!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Omar F.

    Wow that was really helpful. I am in the planning stages of writing and didn't quite know where to begin. This workshop has definitely pointed me in the right direction. It was also my first. So glad I attended :)

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Annie

    Great . Very helpful. Was inspired.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Cath M

    Hi all,
    I'm sick, so I won't be making it tonight, anyone want to take my place?

    January 20, 2014

    • Cath M

      Sounds good :-)

      January 20, 2014

    • len c.

      Hi, Lisa said to get in contact with her and she can sort out a refund or maybe carrying the tenner on to the next session, hope you get well soon

      January 20, 2014

  • Sukie S.

    Hi Lisa, I'm running slightly late, but I'll be there as soon after 7 as I can be. Apologies. Sukie

    January 20, 2014

  • EJ R.

    Hi guys, this is my first one of these events, do we just show up and the door and give our names?

    January 20, 2014

  • James

    I am also sadly unable to make tonight, if anyone wants my ticket let me know

    January 20, 2014

  • Joe Fruity-hp C.

    Afternoon all! If anyone is unable to make it tonight could you please let me know... I'll be happy to buy the ticket from you. Thanks

    January 20, 2014

    • Carly

      Hi there, I unfortunately can't make it tonight due to work commitments. Would you like to buy my ticket? Carly

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't seem to find the pay button, so i bring a tenner with me for the door. See you then...

    January 19, 2014

  • Joe Fruity-hp C.

    I may have to work away Monday but won't know until that morning. Hopefully I won't have to and hopefully there will still be places left as this sounds great!!

    January 17, 2014

  • Ursula

    Looking forward to this! Especially the secrets behind great dialogue writing!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • The Legendary F.

    Darn, got another Public Speaking meetup on that day. Can't get out of it as I missed the last one last Monday cos I had a cold.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Daniel P.

    I took a short course at CityLit taught by Courttia and I liked his easy going style. Looking forward to this.

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • Roxie Le F.

    If there is the opportunity I'd quite like to read at this one

    December 22, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry Roxie, but this will be a workshop night so no readings (except at the tutor's request) but many other nights in Jan. Best, L

      January 3, 2014

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