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COURSE LEADERS- Published writers & experienced creative writing teachers

Our Course Leaders are all published authors, experienced teachers.
 
They run courses in the UK during the year, broadcast on TV and Radio, organise courses on cruises and write for specialist magazines. On occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or bereavement, we have had to replace the Tutor at short notice, but we guarantee to maintain the high standards of 'Relax & Write' .
 
The workshops are programmed to helping you with your writing.
 
I am grateful for the support shown by the Course Leaders in running the courses. They are not only excellent in encouraging new writers, but give of themselves in making the courses a success.
 
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Alison ChilsholmAlison Chisholm is an award-winning Poet who has had over 600 poems published in magazines, anthologies and eight collections.  Alison has also had her work broadcast by BBC Radio Network Northwest /Channel 4 TV.
 
Alison has written textbooks on aspects of creative writing and the Writers' Bureau poetry correspondence course, for which she is the tutor.  She teaches creative writing and writing poetry in Adult Education, gives talks and readings, adjudicates competitions and is poetry correspondent for 'Writing Magazine' and 'Writers' News.'
 
Alison has been Course Leader for 'Relax & Write' at various venues in the UK and in Spain for Malaga Workshops and her popular courses 'Write About What You Know' are very well attended.

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SimonHallphoto2012.jpgSimon Hall is an author of detective fiction and a BBC Television Crime Correspondent, based in the South West of England. He lectures at Exeter University on careers in media. He gives talks and runs Creative Writing Courses. He has written for a number of newspapers, magazines and worked in the UK, Europe and Ireland before settling in Devon.

Simon's courses for 'Relax & Write' will help you Plan and Publish your novel. He is also Course Leader in Torquay on his speciality 'Writing Crime,' helping you create villains and add red herrings to your plot. 

 

simonwhaley2012007.jpgSimon Whaley is an award-winning writer and bestselling author.  His travel articles have appeared in publications such as BBC Countryfile, Heritage, British Heritage (USA) The Observer, and many other magazines in the UK and USA.

Simon has written ten non-fiction books, his first, '100 Ways for a Dog to train its Human' sold over 226,000 copies and spent 4 weeks on the UK bestseller lists.  He is tutor for Writers' Bureau.  He has regular columns in The New Writer and contributed to Writers' Forum,  Writing Magazine and Writers' News.

Simon's courses are informal and fun.  His next course is 'DISCOVER TRAVEL WRITING' and is suitable for all levels. Come and join us for a weekend of writing, good food and fun.

www.simonwhaley.co.uk


www.kate-Walker.com

Kate Walker is a well known Harlequin Mills & Boon author, having published 63 titles for them in the UK and USA.  She is also the author of 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance.  Kate's workshops can be adapted to any form of romantic fiction, and
'Relax & Write' plan weekend courses, two part courses and retreats, so that you can benefit from her expertise in this genre.

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Relax & Write Group Weetwood Leeds May 2014

 
Stephen Wade is a multi-published freelance writer, author of 70 books on true crime (modern and historical), genealogy, military history, biography and poetry.  He has taught English and Creative Writing for over 25 years and currently lectures part-time at Hull University.  He has contributed to Writing Magazine, most Family History magazines, and many journals.

www.stephen-wade.com



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Next 'Relax & Write' Courses are at:
Lilleshall Conference Centre
Nr. Newport Shropshire on
16-18 NOVEMBER 2018  
All inclusive fee £255
 
 'Getting Away with Murder' with Stephen Wade
 
 Stephen Wade is a multi-published freelane writer, author of 70 books on true crime (modern & historical). He has taught English and Creative Writing for over 25 years and until recently lectured at Hull University. He has contributed to writing magazines, family history magazines and journals. His latest book with Stuart Gibbon is Crime Writer's Casebook.
 
Topics to be covered on the November course:
Researching & planning stories   Developing characters     Working out the plot
Using settings     Focus on how scenes work

 
'Writing Creative Non-Fiction' with Simon Whaley
 
 Simon Whaley is an award-winning writer and bestselling author. His articles (and photos!) have appeared in publications such as BBC Countryfile, Heritage, British Heritage (USA), The People's Friends, Cumbria, In Britain, The Observer, Holiday Villas & Cottages and FlyBe Uncovered, and his short stories have been pubnlished in The Weekly News, The People's Friend, Take a Break, Ireland's Own and Take a Break's Fiction Feast. He also successfully sell his images via the Alamy photographic agency.
 
Topics to be covered on the November course:
 
'Write from the Top : The Cream of Poetry' with Alison Chisholm
 
Alison Chisholm is an award-winning poet who has over 800 poems published in magazines, anthologies and ten collections, or brodcast by the BBC Radio 4 Radio Network Northwest and Channel 4 TV. Alison has written textbooks on aspects of creative Writing and the Writers' Bureau poetry correspondence course. She teaches in adult education, gives talks and readings, adjudicates competitions and is poetry correspondent for 'Writing Magazine.' She is an excellent tutor. Her courses are informal and friendly. With plenty of time to develop your writing style, you will receie constructive feedback and guidane on how to express yourself in the written word.
Topics to be covered in the November weekend:
 
'Write that Romantic Novel' with Kate Walker
 
Kate Walker is a well-known Harlequin Mills & Boon author, having published 67 titles for them in the UK, USA and worldwide. She is also the author of '12 Point Guide to Writing Romance,' Kate's workshops can be adapted to any form of popular fiction, and 'Relax & Write' plan weekend courses, two part courses and retreats, so that you can benefit from her expertise in this genre. Writing Fiction is big business and Kate is an excellent Course Leader of this genre.
Topics to be covered in the November course:

These Courses suit all levels. They are informal and fun.
Book early and pay by instalments. 
Contact Lois tel 01454 773579
Book early and pay by instalments
Please let your Group know about our 'Relax & Write' Weekend Courses.
Introduce a friend and receive a 'Writer's Goodie Bag' as a Thank You. 
 
For information on your course please contact 'Relax & Write':
PLEASE MAKE YOUR CHEQUE OR TRANSFER TO:
E. L. MADDOX.
 
e-mail loisbm@aol.com  UK tel. 01454 773579
 
Write to: The Secretary, 'Relex & Write', 9 (D) Langthorn Close, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2JH, UK