2015 Courses

Jan ’15
31

Appreciating contemporary poetry

Learn about the sense, structure and recurrent themes in contemporary poetry which will give you the necessary tools to appreciate and write it. Details
Mar ’15
7

Intensive and extensive reading

How do you as a teacher or adult instruct students/children to read with guidance and read independently? Learn more through this workshop. Details
Mar ’15
23

Introduction to copyediting

Learn about the editorial process, tasks such as copyediting, mechanical editing and proofreading. Helpful for editors who have just begun their job roles or those with 1 -2 years of experience. Details
Mar ’15
28

Writing and illustrating picture books

An ideal workshop for beginner writers and illustrators who want to learn about the process of writing, translating,editing, generating ideas and creating illustrations for children's picture books. Details
Apr ’15
11

Characters through action

The workshop is aimed at helping writers understand and refine how they depict characters particularly through the use of action. Details
Apr ’15
27

Rights and contracts in the publishing industry

This workshop will cover intellectual property rights and issues in the publishing industry, including e-publishing/digital rights, translation rights, adaptation rights, copyright, trade marks and contract law. Details
May ’15
6

Preparing for publication

If you are a writer, a serious strategic plan can help you become a professional author! Learn to create a plan that helps you develop your ideas and initial writing into a body of work that is ready for publication. Details
May ’15
8

Communication skills for writers

This workshop covers public speaking, enhancing a presentation with AV or IT and working with the media for writers and authors looking to market and promote themselves and their own work.
Details
May ’15
16

Catalyst: releasing new writing

This workshop will help you to perceive the world and the objects around you in a new fashion so as to fuel your creativity and give impetus to new writing! Details
May ’15
22-23

Essentials of screenwriting

Come learn the fundamentals of screenwriting and see your characters and storyline being transported from print to screen. Details
Jun ’15
19

Introduction to copyediting

Learn about the editorial process, tasks such as copyediting, mechanical editing and proofreading. Helpful for editors who have just begun their job roles or those with 1 -2 years of experience Details
Jun ’15
30

Reading stories aloud

This workshop covers all areas of reading aloud either to children or to adults, including vocal tone, clarity, pausing, emphasis, rhythm and shaping a spoken piece. Details
Jul ’15
14

Managing an editorial project

This course is for you if you manage or are going to manage an editorial project and need to know how to make the best use of your team, budget, time and resources. Details
Jul ’15
16

Writing textbooks

Learn to write an engaging and effective textbook which is informative, comprehensible and comprehensive while imparting a sense of excitement in the subject area. Details
Jul ’15
25

Fiction writing (advanced)

Develop and perfect your craft! Aspects of fiction writing such as plot, dialogue, character, setting and pace will be featured, along with more advanced topics such as semiotics, allegory and symbolism. Details
Aug ’15
1

Pivot:how point of view changes your story

This workshop will clarify the different types of narrative perspective that are possible as well as give pointers on how to choose the form most appropriate for your fictional/non-fictional story. Details
Aug ’15
1

Vivid:making characters come alive

Create vibrant characters that your audience can immediately recognise and appreciate by learning to be a more acute observer of the sights and sounds within your environment. Details
Aug ’15
15

Did I hear you write?

This workshop will show how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage pupils in a holistic language learning environment. Details
Aug ’15
27-28

The process to a winning book cover

The stages and key aspects involving book cover creation will be explained using published books including covers designed by the facilitator. Participants will create a comprehensive design brief which is essential for commissioning a cover design. Details
Sep ’15
26

Writing and illustrating picture books

This workshop is ideal for writers and illustrators to learn the process of writing/illustrating, generating ideas and understanding illustrations for creating children's picture books Details
Oct ’15
3-10

Speech writing

Some core speechwriting skills explored in this workshop include persuasion, audience engagement, rhythm, and effective editing. Details
Oct ’15
16

Managing an editorial project

This course is for you if you manage or are going to manage an editorial project and need to know how to make the best use of your team, budget, time and resources. Details
Oct ’15
17

English enrichment through memoir poetry

The workshop will allow teachers and facilitators to acquire the necessary tools and techniques for helping students improve their literary style and explore more creative ways of expressing themselves. Details
Nov ’15
17-19

Walk & Write Workshops

Join writer and publisher of Orchard Road Stories, Simon Clews, on a unique writing experience – the walking workshop. Details
Nov ’15
26

Reading stories aloud

This workshop covers all areas of reading aloud either to children or to adults, including vocal tone, clarity, pausing, emphasis, rhythm and shaping a spoken piece. Details