Events

NEW VOICES WORKSHOP
Date: 23 November 2019
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue:
Cabaret Bar
60 Pleasance
Edinburgh
EH8 9TJ
Organisers: Sonali Misra, Chelsea Welsh, Lis Mesa
Contact: sonalimisra [at] theselkie.co.uk
Details: Free workshop for writers aged 18+ from underrepresented backgrounds (POC, women, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, those with physical or mental health concerns, etc.) will be conducted by published writers, former publishing professionals and co-founders of The Selkie: Sonali Misra, Chelsea Welsh and Lis Mesa. With an option to choose your form – fiction or poetry – you will learn concepts of writing, tackle writing exercises, understand the editing process and discover what happens behind the doors of publishing companies. Suitable for beginners and those writers who need a safe space and a nudge!

Please bring along papers, pens and your enthusiasm! We’ll take care of the refreshments.

Free but ticketed event due to limited space. Tickets are available on our Eventbrite page.

The prose and poetry workshops will be taking place on the same day at the same time, so please only book ONE ticket for the workshop you want to attend the most out of the two.


NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO)

As part of National Novel Writing Month, The Selkie in partnership with The Culture Trust Luton are hosting a range of write-ins. Join us at the Hat Factory Arts Centre Café for informal writing sessions where you will find a supportive, creative environment with the best coffee in town. Huriyah Quadri, will be running the write-ins at the Hat Factory Arts Centre Café every Friday at the following times:

01/11/19 14:00 – 18:00
08/11/19 13:00 – 17:00
15/11/19 14:00 – 18:00
22/11/19 14:00 – 18:00
29/11/19 13:00 – 17:00

In addition to the more free-flow write-in sessions, The Selkie will be hosting two focused workshops in the HATCH spaces at ‘crunch’ points in the month. Join us for:

GETTING THROUGH THE WEEK THREE LAG 
Date: 23 November 2019
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Venue:
Hat Factory Arts Centre
65 – 67 Bute St
Luton
LU1 2EY
Organiser: Huriyah Quadri
Contact: huriyahquadri [at] theselkie.co.uk
Details:
Running out of steam? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some fun writing games.
This is an accessible venue and you are welcome to bring refreshments (there is a café in the building). The write-in session will be free but ticketed due to limited spaces. For further information (and tickets) go to The Culture Trust Luton website. Contact Huriyah if you have any queries.


THE FINAL PUSH
Date: 30 November 2019
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Venue:
Hat Factory Arts Centre
65 – 67 Bute St
Luton
LU1 2EY
Organiser: Huriyah Quadri
Contact: huriyahquadri [at] theselkie.co.uk
Details:
A last minute write-in to get those last words down on to paper, followed by drinks in the bar to celebrate.
This is an accessible venue and you are welcome to bring refreshments (there is a café in the building). The write-in session will be free but ticketed due to limited spaces. For further information (and tickets) go to The Culture Trust Luton website. Contact Huriyah if you have any queries.

Past Events

WRITERS’ MEETUP
Date: 15 June 2019
Time: 11:00
Meeting at:
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables
FL 33134
Contact: Lis Mesa (lismesa [at] theselkie.co.uk)
Details: Sasha R. Moghimi-Kian and Lis Mesa will be discussing ‘home’ through writing prompts.

EDITORIAL WORKSHOP
Date: 11 November 2019 – 23 December 2019
Time: Not applicable
Venue: Online (international)
Organiser: Lexie Angelo
Contact: lexieangelo [at] theselkie.co.uk
Tickets: Eventbrite
Details: We’re offering editorial workshops for writers interested in submitting to our online journal, Resiliency anthology, or future anthologies.

If you’re wondering if your story or poem will ‘make the cut’ then consider booking an editorial workshop with one of our editors. The submission process can be daunting, and editors rarely have time to offer critical feedback, so if you’re considering submitting to our anthology – why not get detailed feedback before you submit?

If you’re work isn’t suited for our project, we’ll tell you and suggest other places where it may find a home.

Your workshop will include:

  • In-line editing from a member of our editorial team (poetry, fiction, non-fiction).
  • General feedback on plot, structure, dialogue, tension and character.
  • Overview of your eligibility criteria to meet our submission guidelines.
  • A 20-minute Skype or Google Hangout call.

After purchasing your ticket, you will receive instructions on sending your manuscript to our editors. Please send no more than three (3) poems or up to 2,000 words.

Our workshops are open internationally. If you write – you can book a workshop.

Please note: If you are interested in submitting to our Resiliency anthology, the project is a limited demographic for Canadian citizens, residents, landed-immigrants, asylum-seekers or Canadians living abroad. The project is funded by Calgary Arts Development.