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  • Upcoming Event: Travel Writing Workshop

    Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 6 April

    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 Thursday 9th 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: 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: 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