Workshops

 Writing and Self-Publishing

Ever wondered where you can learn to write and self-publish? I have three venues in Peterborough and the surrounding area, with another to be added when the details are finalised. Here’s the general brochure with details of each workshop. At the bottom of this section you’ll find a series of Paypal buttons for use in booking for the new series at Samm’s beginning this autumn. You can pay for one workshop at a time, all the writing workshops, all the self-publishing workshops (which, by the way, are also suitable for writers intending to/about to be traditionally published), or all 16 of both sets of workshops. If you aren’t writing fiction, but think some of the workshops sound as if they’ll be useful to you, call for advice on 01733-232127 (answerphone – leave me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP) or e-mail helen.gould7@ntlworld.com.

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Getting Started: Tuesday 10th September at Samm’s, Peterborough/Saturday 7th September at Spalding Library, Spalding.

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“Dialogue”: Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Samm’s, Peterborough/Saturday 12th October 2019 at Spalding Library, Spalding/Wednesday 29th April 2020 at Boston Library, Boston.

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Story-Telling for Writers I: Tuesday November 12th 2019 at Samm’s/Saturday 16th November 2019 at Spalding Library/27th May 2020 at Boston Library.


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Story-Telling for Writers II: Tuesday December 10th 2019 at Samm’s/Saturday 7th December 2019 at Spalding Library.


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Person, Point of View & Characterisation I: Tuesday 7th January 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 11th January 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Person, Point of View & Characterisation II: Tuesday 4th February 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 8th February 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Building a Believable World I: Tuesday 10th March 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 7th March 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Building a Believable World II: Tuesday 7th April 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 18th April 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Improve Your Writing: Tuesday 12th May 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 9th May 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Critiquing: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 13th June 2020 at Spalding Library.


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Self-Publishing Workshops

Print vs e-Publishing: Which Should You Choose?: Tuesday 7th July 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 11th July 2020 at Spalding Library/25th September 2019 at Boston Library.


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Formatting & Publishing on Kindle I: Tuesday 4th August 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 12th September 2020 at Spalding Library/30th October 2019 at Boston Library.


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Formatting & Publishing on Kindle II: Tuesday 8th September 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 10th October 2020 at Spalding Library/27th November 2019 at Boston Library.


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The Print Route I: Tuesday 13th October 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 21st November 2020 at Spalding Library/29th January 2020 at Boston Library.


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The Print Route II: Tuesday 17th November 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 12th December 2020 at Spalding Library/26th February 2020 at Boston Library.


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Marketing Your Book: Tuesday 15th December 2020 at Samm’s/Saturday 9th January 2020 at Spalding Library/1st April 2020 at Boston Library.


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All 10 Writing workshops:

All 6 Self-Publishing workshops:

All 16 workshops:

 

 

 

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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.