DEC 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Helping Hand For Wannabe Authors
authors are being offered the chance to get their work in print
thanks to the city's library service.
scheme is being run next year that will help writers develop their
skills at a series of workshops.
illustrators and writers will offer help and encouragement to
budding writers and poets between January and May.
Williams, who is organising the event, said:
you see yourself as the next Agatha Christie, Mary Wesley or
maybe Benjamin Zephaniah? Whatever
your reading interests, if you feel you can write as well as
these authors, or even better, why not take part in this
scheme, which has been running for a number of years, gives
amateur authors the opportunity to write a short story with the
help of professional writers on any of the following topics:
(max. 40 lines)
authors then submit their work to the library service and have the
chance to see their pieces published.
George Duggins, cabinet member (Education and Library Service)
scheme which has been extremely successful in the past gives
individuals the confidence to develop their talents and the
opportunity to get their work published for others to
first round of workshops will start on 15 January and will run
until 3 February and the second round of workshops start on 15
March with the closing date for all submissions 21 May 2001.
further information about the dates and locations of the workshops
please contact Mark Williams on 024 7683 2328.