Summer Classes: Literary Agents and Fairytales
1st Jun 2012 in Writing
This summer I’ll be teaching a couple of one-day classes at Glasgow University DACE. Hope to see you there!
How to Get a Literary Agent
So you’ve written a novel – now what? It can be hard to catch a literary agent’s eye, but this one-day course will show how to best represent yourself and your writing to find the best agent for you. Guidance will be provided on agent research, cover letters, follow-up etiquette, and more. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet completed your novel – it’s good to plan in advance!
Tuesday 26th June, 10.00-16.00, £23
Flights of Fantasy: Using Myths, Legends and Fairytales in Your Fiction
Love myths, legends and fairytales? Want to write fiction? These classic tales provides the perfect basis for telling fresh, original stories that readers can relate to. In this one-day course you’ll learn how to twist a classic tale to suit your own unique style and voice. The class is friendly, informal and supportive – bring along your favourite story and hear some brand new tales.
Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 10.00-16.00, £23
To enrol on either course, call 0141 330 1860 or 0141 330 1853 between 10.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
If you have any questions on the courses, feel free to email me.
I just wanted to know in which location the course on finding a literary agent is. I know Glasgow Uni has a few campuses. I live in Aberdeen so it’s quite a way from me.
Any help you could offer would be great. Thanks so much.
Hi Zoe! The classes are on the Glasgow West End campus. Sorry if that means you can’t make it.
Thanks for responding. I plan to call Monday (4th June) to book a place, assuming there’s still some left. I hope so!
Yay, yay and thrice yay! I have now booked a place on the above course and am writing to say how much I’m looking forward to it and to meeting other writers. This will be the first day course/workshop I’ve attended since Cheltenham Literature Festival, probably around eight years ago. I’m not in a writers’ group and find it difficult to meet people who hail from the same planet as me. I think this will be a great opportunity so thanks for running the course.
I just wanted to know if we need to bring anything other than our notebooks and pens. We don’t have to lug our MS with us, do we?
Looking forward to meeting you,
That’s great, I’m really looking forward to meeting you!
A notebook and pen is all you need, but if you happen to have a brief synopsis or three-sentence description of your novel then do bring it along. Don’t worry if you don’t have one yet – we’ll be working on writing one in class.
See you soon!