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  • Upcoming Event: Weatherfronts - Climate Change and the stories we tell

    Sat 14 May - Sun 15 May

    Free Word Lecture Theatre


    TippingPoint and Free Word are delighted to announce a 2-day event bringing together writers and climate change experts to explore one of the most politically relevant and urgent issues of our time. Working with Writing Development Agencies and supported by Arts Council England, this event offers unique opportunities to: explore the complexities of our changing climate and    the… Read more

  • Upcoming Event: Comma Press Short Story Course

    7:00pm - 9:00pm. See dates below.

    The Astor Room

    Comma Press logo

    This course is about the short story. The best stories linger long in the reader’s mind. So how can you achieve that in just a few pages? Short stories offer the writer huge creative freedoms, but they also teach great discipline and precision. Together in a series of six workshops, we’ll explore the fundamentals of great… Read more

  • Upcoming Event: TLC Writers’ Day

    Saturday 11 June 2016, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Free Word Lecture Theatre

    Writer's day

    As part of its 20th birthday year celebrations, leading UK editorial service provider The Literary Consultancy (TLC) is offering a Writers' Day as part of its newly formatted flagship Literary Conference. Writers will hear from industry experts in three practical sessions offering up the best in thinking for writing across all environments: • How to Pitch (with publisher Scott Pack) … Read more

  • Upcoming Event: Travel Writing Workshop

    Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 15 June

    The Astor Room

    Peter Carty

    Do you want to be a travel writer? Then why not come along to the four-week travel writing evening class starting at Free Word Centre on Wednesday 6th April? The classes will help participants to write travel features and sell them to newspapers, magazines and websites. The travel writing courses are led by Peter Carty. Peter contributes to the… Read more

  • Upcoming Event: Translators Surgeries

    5:00pm - 7:00pm. See dates below.

    The Astor Room

    Free Word Centre

    The principle is for practising translators − both experienced and emerging − to gather informally to discuss a translation problem they are encountering with a work in progress. These sessions will not be language- or subject-specific. Numbers are limited to 12, which is the maximum capacity of the Astor Room and a good number for this type of discussion. Booking is… Read more

  • Upcoming Event: International Translation Day 2016

    Fri 30 Sept 2016, 9.00am – 5.30pm

    British Library

    International Translation Day 2016 postcard

    International Translation Day is the annual event for the translation community. It is an opportunity for translators, students, publishers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and reviewers to gather and debate significant issues and developments within the sector, to discuss challenges, celebrate success, as well as to network and share ideas. Details of this year’s programme coming soon.       … Read more