Writers workshop in March is a big success

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A group of 24 aspiring writers filled March Town Hall to learn more about the world of publishing at Prose to Print, a workshop run by local indie publisher Bird’s Nest Books.

Claire Upton led a session on creative writing, which was followed by Jane Levicki’s presentations on various types of publishing solutions.

From traditional publishers to smaller indie presses and self-publishing, explaining the pros and cons of all approaches.

After lunch Claire led a panel of three guest speakers, authors Sue Welfare, Jon Lawrence and Darren O’Sullivan.

All three have been successfully published in different ways.


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David Johnson, of DMJ-Imagery, presented a prize he had sponsored to Gemma Wells, winner of the short story competition run by Bird’s Nest Books.

Jane of Birds’ Nest Books, said: “It was fantastic, even a little overawing, to see so many local talented writers come together in one place.

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“I hope they all feel a few steps closer now to getting their books published. We’ve had wonderfully positive feedback and we’ll definitely be arranging further workshops in the future.”

To find out about future events sign up to Bird’s Nest Books newsletter at their website, Like their page on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

The project was supported by the Market Place Development Commission Fund.

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