Workshop Courses

Guests will choose one from a selection of SIX different workshops covering:

  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Advanced Contemporary Romance
  • Novel Writing
  • Feature Articles
  • Painting and Drawing

All tutors are invited to join us by recommendation only. They have been selected for their unique ability to join in the informality that represents the most important aspect of all WRITERS’ HOLIDAY events. Each workshop will consist of six one hour sessions and will run from Friday evening, through Saturday and finish after lunch on Sunday.

1. Poetry Workshop With Alison Chisholm

Guests are invited to submit two poems to the tutor prior to the event to help gauge standard and pitch for the sessions, and sessions will encourage both individual and collective participation.

2. Short Story Workshop with Della Galton

A series of workshops focusing on the following elements of writing:

  • Character
  • Plot
  • Dialogue
  • Titles

At the end we will draw them together and hopefully emerge with both a completed short story and a new approach to writing short stories.
www.dellagalton.co.uk

3. Advanced Contemporary Romance Workshop with Kate Walker

A series of six advanced novel workshop sessions led by Kate Walker. This course is open to previous Fishguard workshop OR Caerleon Romance course participants OR those who have been on Kate’s basic Romance courses OR Kate’s workshops elsewhere. It is NOT for beginners. Designed especially for Fishguard to move you on, the whole weekend will be concentrated on this workshop – without other distractions. Guests are encouraged to complete and submit work to Kate prior to the weekend commencement.
www.kate-walker.com

Strictly limited to first 15 bookings

4. The Novel Workshop with Rachael Thomas

A series of six novel workshop sessions led by one of our expert and professional tutors. Guests are invited to submit a sample first chapter and synopsis to the tutor prior to the event to help gauge standard and pitch for the sessions, and sessions will encourage both individual and collective participation on works in progress.
www.rachaelthomas.co.uk

5. The Feature Article Workshop with Simon Whaley

A series of six feature article workshop sessions led by bestselling author and expert tutor Simon Whaley. Guests are invited to submit a draft feature (with photos if available) prior to the event for feedback and discussion during the workshops. The workshops will examine attention-grabbing openings, middle structures and satisfying endings, the all-important box-outs and side-panel information, and consider ways to extract more ideas for different markets on the same topic.
www.simonwhaley.co.uk

6. Painting and Drawing Workshop with Susan Alison

A series of six painting and drawing workshop sessions led by one of our expert and professional tutors. No prior experience is required; just bring enthusiasm.
www.susanalison.com