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Writers & Artists Yearbook

Foreword from the 100th anniversary edition of the 2007 Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

The Foreword to the 2007 Writers' and Artists' Yearbook - the 100th anniversary edition

by Ian Rankin

By the age of twelve, I was ready for pop stardom.  Read more

Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2007

Poetry Writers' Yearbook Edited by Gordon Kerr

Newly published in October 2006, the Poetry Writers' Yearbook extends the highly successful formula of the long-established Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, offering the same essential reference material for poets.  Read more

Short story competitions 2007

Short story competitions

There are no less than three short story competitions to enter this week:

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Relaunch of Coaching service

Free 20 minute telephone coaching session

We're relaunching our Coaching service and offering a free 20 minute telephone coaching session with Julia McCutchenJulia McCutchen is an intuitive creator, writer and mentor who guides people to share their unique gifts through creating, writing and living from a conscious and vibrant connection to Truth. A former international publisher, Julia experienced a life-changing accident in 1999 which triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her spiritual awakening. She subsequently developed a tried and tested holistic approach to access the present and aligned state required for original creative expression in all areas of life, especially writing. She is the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) and the author of two books including, Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House). For more information and a free video series visit and if you register for any of the individual Coaching service packages by Friday 9 February 2007!  Read more

Winning story 2 2007

WritersServices Very Short Story Competition -the second winning story

Caught in the Web

by Jeanette Smith

Web literacy is good for those who are web literate – which Debbie wasn’t. But what she was, was a damned hard worker.

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Winning story 2007

WritersServices Very Short Story Competition -the winning story

An Introduction to the Internet

by Rebecca Hazel

“Whatever would I need the internet for?” he protested. “I’m 76”.

“I know Grandad, but it’s the best way to keep you updated on my travels!”  Read more

Screenwriting at Pinewood Studios 2007

Screenwriting courses at Pinewood Studios

Two-day courses for screenwriters

The first of these is next weekend, so it may be too late to get to the first of them, but there are other dates coming up in June and September.

24-25 March 2007

23-24 June 2007

22-23 September 2007  Read more

Brighton Children's Book Festival 2007

Brighton Children's Book Festival, Brighton, UK

Although quite small and not very well publicised, this one-day festival appears to be specifically for children's writers and has some good authors and sessions, including Creating Picture Books, a panel on getting published and sessions on screenplays and children's poetry.  Read more

NAWG Annual Festival 2007

National Association of Writers' Groups Open Annual Festival of Writing

31 August to 2 September at St Aidan's College, Durham, UK.

Open to all.

This includes 21 workshops with seven top tutors: Steve Bowkett, Marvin Close, Doris Corti, James Nash, Iain Pattison, Jean Saunders and Simon Whaley.

Further information from their website.

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Small Wonder Festival 2007

Small Wonder Short Story Festival

Small Wonder, the short story festival in the UK, is taking place again this year in Charleston, East Sussex, between 19 and 23 September.

The four-day festival will involve readings, discussions and dramatic performance, as well as a two-day creative writing workshop, an Open University short story surgery and “the UK’s premier Short Story Slam”.  Read more

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