Programme

We've got a full programme of events coming up. We've published the confirmed events for the next few months below. The Programme and the What's On are the best places to find out what we're up to and how to take part.

Upcoming Dates Event Category
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Urban Writing Retreat
A sense of community? Peace and quiet? Tea? The chance to get on with your magnum opus? What more could you want from a weekend??
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
And 6 more dates.
Writing for Children
An ongoing specialist workshop focused on writing for the children’s market.
Workshop
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
And many more dates.
Get Writing
A friendly, supportive writing workshop for writers at all stages of their writing journeys.
Workshop
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
And 1 more dates.
Writing a Novel - with Laura Wake
Develop your writing on this supportive, practical course.
Hub Event
Literary Event
Novel
Workshop
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
And many more dates.
Writers' Café
Free drop in sessions for writers who want to collectively crack on with their work.
Hub Event
Literary Event
Masterclass
Networking
Regular Event
Workshop
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
Irreplaceable: An Evening of Trees
An evening of stories, poetry and discussion about the vital, yet threatened, role of ancient woodland and street trees in Sheffield
Hub Event
Kurious
Literary Event
Networking
Talks
Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
And 2 more dates.
Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry Workshops with Camille McCawley
Interested in spoken word but have no idea where to begin?
Kurious
Live Performance
Workshop
Thu, 28 Nov 2019
Black Out Poetry - Excavating New Lines
A very special poetry workshop with Writing Squad's Lydia Allison.
Art
Design
Kurious
Literary Event
Masterclass
Poetry
Workshop
Sat, 30 Nov 2019
Masterclass: Plotting and Planning a Novel - with Susan Elliot Wright and Russell Thomas
Do you have an idea for a novel that you'd like to develop further? Or have you started a novel and are not sure where to go next? Through class discussion and practical exercises, this masterclass will help you to pinpoint what your novel is really about, enabling you to describe it in an 'elevator pitch'.
Masterclass
Novel
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Kuriously Creative Kristmassy Shindig
An absolutely cracking night of spoken word, open mic, festive frolics & Christmas cheer.
Hub Event
Kurious
Literary Event
Live Performance
Poetry
Sat, 07 Dec 2019
Masterclass: Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Prose Poetry with Anne Caldwell
This masterclass will introduce writers to the delights of prose poetry, a growing and exciting form that is gaining popularity amongst writers across the U.K and is at the cutting edge of contemporary writing.
Masterclass
Poetry
Mon, 06 Jan 2020
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
Mon, 03 Feb 2020
And 3 more dates.
Building a Poem with Suzannah Evans
This course will take participants through the building blocks of poetry, including shape, line length, form, imagery, word play, sound and rhythm, creating a portfolio of poems of our own throughout the course.
Workshop
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
And 1 more dates.
Complete Fabrication: start to finish short story workshop - with Rosie Carnall
Want to write a short story from start to finish? If you’ve got lots of ideas but find it hard to get started, let alone finished, this workshop is for you.
Literary Event
Short story
Workshop
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Tue, 28 Jan 2020
Kuriously Scratchy Spoken Word Practice with Camille McCawley
This informal peer-to-peer scratch is a safe space to practice performing your own poems and to get critical feedback from others.
Live Performance
Networking
Poetry
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Masterclass: Writing to Challenge Injustice-with Katherine Blessan
If your skin writhes or your head throbs with societal injustices, but you don't want to simply rant, have you considered using your writing skills to engage with the world?
Masterclass
Novel
Script
Theatre
Workshop
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Urban Writing Retreat (January)
A sense of community? Peace and quiet? Tea? The chance to get on with your magnum opus? What more could you want from a Sunday?
Sat, 01 Feb 2020
Masterclass: Writing for the Children's Fiction Market - Middle Grade and Young Adult - with Daniel Blythe
How do you get started with writing a children's book? What kind of thing should you be writing? What are the big no-nos and the absolute must-haves? How do you get a literary agent, or an editor, interested in your work? Do you need illustrations? Do you have to be slang-savvy? Is it about 'who you know'? What are the biggest myths about writing for children?
Masterclass
Writing for Children
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
Masterclass: Publishing Picture Books and Young Fiction: Everything you need to know - with award-winning writer Caryl Hart
So, you think you’ve got great ideas for children’s books but how do you get them into print, onto bookshelves and into the hands of the youngsters who want to read them? In this masterclass you will hear all about the industry from an insider's point of view. Caryl will then give you a writing challenge and there will be the chance for some one-to-one feedback during a speed-meeting session.
Masterclass
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
New Year, New Voices
Come and support some new Sheffield voices
Hub Event
Kurious
Literary Event
Live Performance
Poetry
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
Urban Writing Retreat (February)
A sense of community? Peace and quiet? Tea? The chance to get on with your magnum opus? What more could you want from a Sunday?
Sat, 29 Feb 2020
Sat, 07 Mar 2020
Sat, 14 Mar 2020
And 2 more dates.
Speak Out: Making the most of the voice you've got - with Andrea Small
Would you like to improve your experience of reading or performing your work to an audience?
Workshop
Sat, 29 Feb 2020
Masterclass: Towards the Collection: Poetry Sequencing with Suzannah Evans
In this masterclass, we’ll look at the precarious art of gathering poems together into a sequence, pamphlet or collection.
Literary Event
Masterclass
Poetry
Workshop
Sat, 21 Mar 2020
Masterclass: Working as a Writer in Schools with Daniel Blythe
Writers increasingly look for other ways of adding to their work portfolio, and working as an author in schools can be helpful financially and for your development as a writer.
Masterclass
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
Urban Writing Retreat (March)
A sense of community? Peace and quiet? Tea? The chance to get on with your magnum opus? What more could you want from a Sunday?