WRITING EVENTS TEXT FOR MAY-JULY AT QUAD
With Alex Davis
Wednesdays 8th-29th May, 2pm-4pm
Tickets £50/£40 concessions from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/adults/practical-self-publishing
Self-publishing is a better option now for authors than it has ever been, and is growing in popularity all the time. If you’re not sure if it’s for you, or where to begin, then this four-week course might just be for you! Looking at key areas such as preparing your work for self-publication, where and how to set your books up, financial and tax implications, marketing and much more, this hands-on course if your step-by-step guide to putting your fiction out there for an audience yourself!
PLANNING AND PLOTTING
With Mark A Latham
Thursday 16th May, 7pm-8:30pm
Tickets £7 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/adults/planning-and-plotting
Join author Mark A Latham (The Appolonian Case Files, Sherlock Holmes: The Red Tower) for this in-depth interview session focussing on plotting and planning, giving you advice, insight and guidance or how to develop your idea an exciting, well-realised story!
With Mahsuda Snaith
Saturday 25th May, 10am-4pm
Tickets £36 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/adults/editing-masterclass
On this jam-packed one day course, award-winning novelist and short-story writer Mahsuda Snaith will give you tips and exercises to guide you through the obstacle course of editing fiction.
By studying story structure, exploring editing techniques and giving group feedback for your work-in-progress, she will help you find the practice that best suits you so that you can write pieces irresistible to readers and have fun in the process. Banish the inner critic and let your inner editor shine!
WRITING FOR WOMEN’S MAGAZINES
With Joanna Barnden
Wednesday 5th June-Wednesday 26th June, 1pm-3pm – four weeks
Tickets £50/£40 concessions from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/adults/writing-womens-magazines
Looking to write short stories and to sell them? These commercially-focused sessions will help you develop your writing style to create sharp, entertaining and saleable stories for the women's magazines. Led by widely-published short story writer Joanna Barnden, this friendly but purposeful. This four week course will take you through all the basics of honing your stories and offer plenty of advice and tips on how to catch an editor's attention and see your work in print!
HOW TO DEVELOP A NOVEL IDEA
With Ruth De Haas
Thursday 13th June, 7pm-9:00pm
Tickets £8 from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or from https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/adults/how-develop-novel-idea
A highly interactive workshop which will take you through the process of developing an idea into a fully-fledged novel. Whether you're a meticulous planner or you like to write by the seat of your pants, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to pull together an exciting narrative.
No idea? No problem! We'll also look at how you can find that initial inspiration, and get you started on your writing journey. Suitable for writers in all genres, and at all levels of experience. Bring pen and paper or a laptop, and your imagination
SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019, 10AM-8PM
QUAD, Market Place, Derby
Tickets £30 including access to all sessions and goodie bag from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or book online at https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/events/edge-lit-8
CONFIRMED GUESTS OF HONOUR:
Aliette De Bodard, multi-award winning fantasy and science-fiction author
Anne Charnock, Arthur C Clarke Award winning author of Dreams Before the Start of Time
Christopher Golden, New York Times Bestselling Author of Ararat and The Pandora Room - joining us from the US!
Neil Spring, bestselling author of The Ghost Hunters, The Watchers, The Lost Village and The Burning House
Sarah Lotz, acclaimed horror and thriller author (The Three)
Tim Lebbon, popular dark fantasy and horror novelist (The Silence),
Stephen Volk, (author and screenwriter, TV’s Ghostwatch, Midwinter of the Spirit)
The Edge-Lit journey continues in 2019 as the event returns for another packed day of horror, crime, fantasy and science-fiction events! Expect insightful Guest of Honour sessions, informative panels and inspiring workshops, as well as popular favourites such as the Edge-Lit raffle and much more!
We’ll be announcing more Guests of Honour and speakers for the event as the date closes in – to keep up to date come follow us on Twitter at @EdgeLitDerby or visit our Facebook event at bit.ly/EdgeLitInfo