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Learn The "Craft" Of Writing
Wednesday 16th December, 2009

ARE you the next J. K. Rowling or E. M. Forster?

Aspiring writers will be able to develop new skills in the art of writing as part of next year’s Wigan and Leigh Words Literary Festival.

Tyldesley Creative Writers, in association with Ashton Writers’ and Literary Club, aim to encourage and enhance writing skills with a series of workshops in 2010.

Whether you have hidden ambitions to be a literary giant or simply want to improve your penmanship everyone, of all abilities, are welcome to attend.

Mary Berry, chair of Tyldesley Creative Writers, said: “We believe that this project will encourage participation by people who would like to learn the craft of writing, either for leisure or commercial purposes, but have never had the opportunity to experience workshops in their own localities.

“Our longer term hope is that some participants might press for further local writing experiences, or to start groups for themselves.”

The project, will consist of a series of six Saturday workshops – three in Tyldesley and three in Platt Bridge – during February and March 2010.

Led by local creative writing tutors, John Togher, Dorothy Nelson and Sue Gerrard, three areas of writing will be covered at both venues: poetry, prose and journalistic.

Mary added: “We would like to thank Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, the Arts Exchange and Brighter Boroughs, who have provided the funding for this initiative through the NewstART scheme.”

The Platt Bridge workshops will be held on 13, 20 and 27 February at the Community Centre, Victoria Street, Platt Bridge. The Tyldesley workshops will be held on 6, 13 and 20 March at the Tyldesley Community Education Centre, Upper George Street between 10am and 2 pm.

There will be an overall charge of £5 which must be paid in advance.

For further information or to book contact: for Tyldesley, Mary Berry on 0161 799 7878 or email ecdlmary@hotmail.com and for Platt Bridge, Frances Parkinson on 01942 723 350 or email francesparkinson@blueyonder.co.uk

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