25th and 26th January 2020

£200 for 2 full days (includes 1-2-1 for free)
£100 for 1 full day
£25 for 1-2-1 session (note: you must buy a session ticket to do this)
Concession prices and payment plans available

Workshop details:

SAT AM: Workshop One: Awesome Heroes, Abominable Villains – A fun session to get your ideas flowing. Create characters you and your readers will love – or love to hate – and bring them leaping off the page.

SAT PM: Workshop Two: It’s All a Matter of Point of View. First person, third person, omniscient, close, single, multiple? Find your perfect viewpoint and bring your story alive.

SAT PM: 1-2-1s: Eloise Williams

SUN AM: Workshop Three: Worlds: Real and Imaginary. This session is all about settings – how places can spark ideas and add layers of meaning to a story.

SUN PM: Workshop Four: When to Say Goodbye. How do you know when your story is ready to send into the world? We’ll look at editing, creating a query letter and approaching agents and publishers to give you the best chance possible.

Inclusive of the following:
3x Servings of tea, coffee and biscuits
Buffet Lunch
Water refreshed through out the day

Workshop Leader/Guest:

Claire Fayers
Eloise Williams

Claire Fayers grew up in South Wales, studied English at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and is now back in Wales where she spends a lot of her free time tramping around castles in the rain, looking for dragons.
She has worked as a church caretaker, a shoe shop assistant, in accountancy, in health and safety, in IT, and in a library. Only one of these prepared her in any way for life as a full-time author.
She works from her home in Cardiff, sharing her workspace with a pair of demanding cats and an ever-expanding set of model dinosaurs.

Eloise Williams is an award- winning author from Wales. Her books include Elen’s Island, Gaslight and Seaglass. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing with Distinction from Swansea University and is currently working on Wilde, her fourth MG novel.
Having changed career path after working for over a decade as an actor, Eloise now divides her time between writing and teaching creative writing. She regularly runs sessions for Literature Wales, Ty Newydd, Arts Council Wales Lead Creative Schools Programme and the Dylan Thomas Centre. She also tours schools and other venues, and regularly appears at literature festivals.

Great National Grand Hotel Swansea, Ivey Place, Swansea, SA1 1NX