Throughout 2021, I’m running a series of one-off monthly fiction-writing workshops. It doesn’t matter if you’re a published novelist, or you just stash your scribblings in a shoebox under the bed – I’d love to have you there.

‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.’

Toni Morrison

Who am I?

Katie Hale sitting in front of theatre seats
Katie Hale photographed at her home – Phil Rigby

Katie Hale is an internationally recognised novelist & poet, with more than a decade’s experience of leading creative writing workshops.

Her novel, My Name is Monster, was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award, and has been translated into multiple languages. She is a former MacDowell Fellow and winner of the Munster Chapbook Prize. She has also featured on national television and radio, including programmes such as Radio 4’s Open Book and Front Row, and has created commissioned work for the National Trust, the Barbican Centre, and the BBC Contains Strong Language poetry festival.

She leads writing workshops for universities, arts organisations and schools. She also mentors emerging writers on a one-to-one basis.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday 16th January, 10am-12pm: New Year, New Stories: Kick-Start Your Fiction

REPEATED Saturday 16th January, 2pm-4pm

Saturday 13th February, 10am-12pm: Workshop: Writing from Place

Saturday 20th March, 10am-12pm: Workshop: Making Stories Happen

Saturday 17th April, 10am-12pm: Workshop: Creating Characters

[later workshops TBA]

In each workshop, we will look at some examples of wonderful writing from existing works of fiction, and follow them up by doing some writing of our own.

I’ll also leave you with a take-home writing prompt, so you can keep on being inspired in your own time.

Workshop cost: £20

(For each workshop, there are 2 free places available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Drop me a message if you would like one of these places.)

Workshops run using Zoom & capped at 14 attendees, so it won’t feel too crowded.

Book for the next workshop:

Alongside these workshops, I’m also running a series of talks with other writers, about various aspects of the craft of writing.

For workshops I’m running through other organisations, check out my other upcoming events.