Creative Thursday 2012: Book Your Place

Thu 19 July 2012, 9am – 5.30pm
The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

£99 per person
Improve your writing technique courtesy of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s creative writing course for aspiring writers. The full programme for Creative Thursday 2012 has now been confirmed! Hone your novel and short story writing skills with a day-long programme of workshops and seminars led by bestselling crime writers, publishing industry professionals and real-life crime experts.

The programme includes:·        

  • Intensive Writing Workshop with Stuart MacBride & forensic scientists from The James Hutton Institute.
  • Intensive Writing Workshop with experienced creative writing teacher Greg Mosse.
  • The Road to Publication: Success Stories with Creative Thursday alumna Mari Hannah and her editor at Pan Macmillan Wayne Brookes; as well as e-publishing sensations Mark Edwards & Louise Voss and their editor at HarperCollins Kate Bradley.  
  • The Dragons’ Pen – Four brilliant publishing professionals. Two minutes to convince them your synopsis and first chapter are worth reading. One audience full of your fellow would-be writers. Our literary version of the popular TV show, the Dragons’ Den, is not for the faint-hearted.

Our 2012 Dragons include agents Jane Gregory of Gregory and Company and Sarah Lutyens of Lutyens & Rubenstein, and highly-esteemed publisher Jon Wood of Orion.

For full programme details click here
To book, call the Festival Office: 01423 562303

One thought on “Creative Thursday 2012: Book Your Place

  1. Michael Sheridan

    Attended Creative Thursday on July 19th and enjoyed the entire day, it gave me lots to think about and I definitely need to re-draft my first novel. Found the Plotting session very useful, and the Forensics experts give you the background facts and figures you may really need for a modern day crime novel. What did surprise me was the Dragons Pen. It was illuminating to see what the publishers and agents did and didnt like. Its pointless having an idea for a book that no-one wants to read or will not buy so I listened with interest to the pitches that brought the best responses. Hope to return to Harrogate again, hopefully with a completed script, meanwhile I have lots of good advice ringing in my ears!