Courses and Events

Awakening The Writer Within Summer Workshops in the North York Moors

We are delighted to offer, in partnership with the North York Moors National Park, a series of afternoon creative writing workshops which will draw inspiration from the beautiful environment and art installations at the Moors Centre in Danby.

The workshops will be held from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday the 1st of June, Sunday the 28th July and Sunday the 8th of September. For more information and bookings visit the North York Moors website.


Inspired to Write By Family History

Find the fascinating stories in your family history and let them inspire you to write your own fiction, memoir or poetry. Tutors: Janet Dean and Laura Yeoman.

Janet presenting at York Explore Library and Archive on ‘How Family History Wrote My Novel’ September 2018 as part of The Big City Read

A half-day workshop for people interested in using their family history as a source for creative and life writing. York Explore Archivist Laura Yeoman will provide an introduction to the archives and online family history resources, and Janet Dean will use examples from published work and writing exercises to get you started on unlocking your fascinating family stories. Suitable for people new to family history research and those with more experience, and open to anybody with an interest in writing creatively from factual sources.

Book through York Explore