Exploring Fiction

Open to all 18-30s interested in writing or publishing any forms of fiction
All levels and experience welcome | FREE
Wednesday 4th March | 5:30-8pm | Sheffield Central Children’s Library

Sheffield’s Year of Reading writer in residence, Nik Perring, shares tips, tricks, and industry hints, covering all aspects of writing fiction (short story, novella, novel). There’ll be exercises to generate ideas, ways to expand and improve what you already have, and how to make your stories last the distance.

By the end of this masterclass you’ll know about shaping a story into something editors and publishers want, or how to finish something you’ve started so it’s the best it can be. (Note: You may be asked to email a story you’ve been working on before the workshop but haven’t something isn’t essential).

To book: info@hivesouthyorkshire.com

In partnership with Sheffield Year of Reading 2020 | Sheffield Libraries

Sheffield Year of Reading 2020 is a 12 month, citywide celebration of creativity and the written word. Reading is the key that unlocks the door to life’s riches. It helps us feel better, discover more, and unleashes our individual creativity. This year people from across our city will come together in libraries, pubs, schools, living rooms, museums, parks, and many other venues to share the simple joy of words. It will be literary and silly, it will be big and small, it will be on the page and in the streets. In fact, it can be whatever you want it to be. There are lots of ways you can get involved. Make it yours!

We are delighted to announce Nik Perring, author and short story writer, as our Writer in Residence for our Year of Reading. Nik, with over fifteen years’ experience teaching writing across all ages and venues – community hubs, schools, universities, the BBC and, of course, libraries – will undertake a programme of workshops across the city during the year, creating a platform for new writers, young and old, unpublished writers, and groups within the city. Through his residency Nik will support people to be heard and celebrated, boosting mental health and wellbeing through all things writing.

There will be loads of exciting events for all ages and abilities added throughout the year. Watch this space to see how you can be involved, and check the website [www.sheffield.gov.uk/yearofreading], for more details!

Nik Perring is the author of five books (for children and adults) and a prize-winning short story writer with work appearing all over the world. He’s also Writer in Residence for Sheffield’s Year of Reading 2020 and a key writing facilitator and mentor for Hive South Yorkshire. Nik edits and teachers writing for all ages and abilities in primary and high schools, universities, colleges, community hubs, the BBC and libraries. www.nikperring.com