A series of workshops in Dumfries and Galloway will give a rare opportunity for writers in the region to learn from the best.
The events kick off on Friday 7th of June when the cultural correspondent for The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, Stuart Kelly will be talking about writing creative non fiction. Stuart, who was one of this year's judges for the Man Booker Prize, is an expert on the subject of creative non fiction as the author of titles on Sir Walter Scott and Lost Books. The workshop is being held at the Urr Valley Country House Hotel in Castle Douglas between 2pm and 4pm.
Fans of fantasy and science fiction will be familiar with the second speaker Ken MacLeod who will be sharing his insight into the genre on Friday 5th July. Ken is a multi award-winning Scottish science fiction writer and he'll be leading a workshop at the A'the Airts in Sanquhar between 2pm and 4pm.
The final workshop features the highly successful author David Bishop who has worked for many years as a freelance writer of graphic novels and comic strip adventures as well as being the editor of Judge Dredd magazine and 2000AD. David will be talking about writing graphic novels on Tuesday 23rd of July from 2pm to 4pm at Powfoot Golf Hotel, Powfoot near Annan.
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As the workshops are being held as part of Dumfries and Galloway Rural Literature Development Hub the cost for each of these events is just £5 to anyone who lives in Dumfries and Galloway or who is a member of a writing group in the region. The charge is only £25 for participants from outside the Dumfries and Galloway postcode areas.
All these opportunities have been organised by the Booktown Writers group from Wigtown and further nformation is available at www.booktownwriters.co.uk. Book your place by contacting Anni Telford at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07501046501.