Building Brave New Worlds – with novelist & historical fiction writer Tim Leach
Hive Young Writers’ Day
Sat 9th Feb 2019 – 10.30am – 4 pm | Venue: Sheffield Institute of Education, Charles Street, S1 2ND
Open to young people aged 14 – 25 years from across South Yorkshire
After his fascinating world-building taster at last year’s festival left everyone wanting more, historical fiction writer Tim Leach returns for our first young writers’ day of the year. If you want to get your teeth into a day of exploring the worlds you’re developing or are yet to create, join Tim to flesh your ideas into more detail, injecting life and depth into uncharted territory.
Building a world is only the beginning – the next challenge is making that world live, breathe, and move. In this day of workshops and exercises, you’ll look at how to go beyond a basic idea for a world, how to plan, structure, and draft larger projects through pacing, flow, and an understanding of the shape of stories.
This writers’ day is for young writers of any experience with an interest in world-building fiction. You might have a world on the go, you might be looking for inspiration to create a new one!
Tim Leach is a writer of historical fiction. His first novel The Last King of Lydia was published by Atlantic Books in 2013 and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and a sequel, The King and the Slave, was published in 2014. He says he fell into historical fiction by accident, and would be happy to tell you how.
Tim is a graduate of the Warwick University Writing Programme, where he now teaches fiction on the undergraduate course. His latest book, Smile of the Wolf, was published by Head of Zeus in summer 2018, and was named as a book of the year in both The Times and The Sunday Times. www.tim-leach.co.uk
Tickets: only £5/£3 concessions, including refreshments (but not lunch)
Discounts: Hive is particularly keen to encourage young people who wouldn’t normally access this type of opportunity, and there are always discounts available for a number of tickets to support individuals who may be unable to pay in full, or to support travel costs within the region. Get in touch ASAP before places fill up if that sounds like you.
Booking: To book a place on this Writers’ Day, email [email protected]
Where: The Institute of Education, Charles Street Sheffield. This is just off Arundel Gate and Arundel Street, 5 minutes from Sheffield train & bus stations.
Someone will be there to greet people at the reception from 10.15am. Charles Street Building info here
Google map info here: 133 Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2ND
Hive Young Writers’ Days
Hive Young Writers’ Days are a chance for young writers, whatever your interest and ability, to develop your writing with support from professional writers, while meeting other young writers, and getting involved in the Hive young writers’ network.
Hive Young Writers’ Days are open to young people 14 to 25 (this changes sometimes). If you don’t quite fit, but you’d like to come, get in touch with: [email protected])
For more about our writers’ days click here.
Supported by Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Development & Society