Workshops

New series of Workshops in Peterborough at Bretton Library

There will be a new series of writers’ and self-publishers’ workshops starting at Bretton Library in April. Leaflets for the whole series have been printed and are being distributed over the next few days – you will be able to pick them up at the library itself and other venues in Peterborough, so keep a look-out for them! The format for these workshops is weekly meetings, starting on April 4th. Here’s the leaflet to look out for:

Bretton Library courses front cover

Front cover of leaflet with Bretton Library course details

Dates for these workshops are as follows: 

Writers’ workshops

Getting Started: Wednesday April 4th 2018


“Dialogue”: Wednesday April 11th 2018


Story-Telling for Writers I: Wednesday April 18th 2018


Story-Telling for Writers II: Wednesday April 25th 2018


Person, Point of View & Characterisation I: Wednesday 2nd May 2018


Person, Point of View & Characterisation II: Wednesday 9th May 2018


Building a Believable World I: Wednesday 16th May 2018


Building a Believable World II: Wednesday 23rd May 2018


Improve Your Writing: Wednesday 30th May 2018


Critiquing: Wednesday 6th June 2018


Self-Publishing Workshops

Print vs e-Publishing: Which Should You Choose?: Wednesday 13th June 2018


Formatting & Publishing on Kindle I: Wednesday 20th June 2018


Formatting & Publishing on Kindle II: Wednesday 27th June 2018


The Print Route I: Wednesday 4th July 2018


The Print Route II: Wednesday 11th July 2018


Marketing Your Book: Wednesday 18th July 2018


Details are as in the details below, apart from location, payment methods and pricing. Methods of payment are cheque or cash in advance, or pay by Paypal – just click the button for the workshops you want to attend, and your payment will be sent automatically from your PayPal account.

Many thanks for booking, and I look forwards to seeing you at the workshops!

Writing and Self-Publishing

Here is the online version of the leaflet for Spalding Library workshops and those at other libraries.

Page 1 of Writers' and Self-Publishers' Workshops Leaflet

Page 1 of Writers’ and Self-Publishers’ Workshops Leaflet

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Where can I pick up a copy of the leaflet? At any library around Peterborough, including Bretton, Peterborough Central, Orton, Hampton, Werrington, Woodston, Thorney, Dogsthorpe, Eye and Stanground Libraries, plus Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, Puzzles? bar, Bewiched coffee shop, Argo Lounge, Waterstones, Peterborough Museum (Squires Restaurant), and the arts centre, Metal, at the Chauffeur’s Cottage in St Peter’s Road, Peterborough (back of Poundland). Please note that the leaflets at the locations listed above only refer to the new series of weekly courses at Bretton Library; for details of workshops at other venues and times, check Helen Gould (Helen Claire Gould) or Helen Claire Gould’s author page on Facebook.

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Geology

Plate Tectonics & the Rock Cycle

 A look at the complex relationship between plate tectonics, surface processes (which are driven by the Sun’s interaction with the atmosphere) and the Rock Cycle.

Outline:

  • 3 basic rock types: igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic
  • The origin of rocks: source material and processes; texture relationships
  • The Earth’s tectonic plates; 3 types of tectonic boundary; evidence for the existence of plate tectonics
  • Timeline for the discovery of plate tectonics; how tectonics relate to the rock cycle; evidence for the existence of a rock cycle
  • Theories of the formation of the Moon; how did plate tectonics start?
  • What makes a rock; rock properties.
  • How to use a hand lens; practical geological exercises

Duration: 2 hrs

Price: TBA

Course code: GPS10

There will be refreshments, a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a practical session with rocks to finish

Level: Any

See the Upcoming Events page for details of the next time this course will run

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Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites

A dip into the less well-known bodies in the Solar System.

Outline:

  • Why do we want to know about comets, asteroids and meteorites?
  • How did the Solar System form?
  • What was the primordial solar nebula made of?
  • So what are comets, asteroids and meteorites made of?
  • Where did these objects form in the Solar System?
  • How old are comets, asteroids and meteorites?
  • Were comets, asteroids and meteorites ever part of planets or satellites, or were they just always chunks of rock and/or ice?
  • Why do some have strange orbits
  • Is there any chance they could collide with the Earth in the future?
  • How to use a hand lens; practical geological exercises.

Duration: 2 hrs

Price: TBA

Course code: GPS20

There will be refreshments, a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a practical session with rocks to finish.

Level: Any

See the Upcoming Events page for details of the next time this course will run

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Coming soon: Minerals Workshop, Fossils Workshop

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IMPORTANT!

Payment details:

  • Pay by cheque or Paypal.
  • As places are limited, all places must be booked in advance.
  • Booking is through this site, or by phone or e-mail.
  • Please enquire by phone or e-mail before making a payment, in case a particular course has filled up.
  • Call 01733-232127 for further information, place availability, or to book. The number has an answerphone, so if I’m out when you call, leave me a message and I’ll ring you back a.s.a.p.