writing workshops - prolewrites

Prolewrites, 2017

Prole is running a full day writing and spoken word event in Manchester on Saturday 21st October, 2017. The venue is The Lloyds, a late-Victorian listed building located in the heart of Chorlton only 500m from the nearest tram stop and even closer by bus. Please note, there are stairs to the room the event is being held in.

The Lloyds

617 Wilbraham Road



M21 9AN

The day


12.00 noon - 5.30pm Writing workshop. Paid event.

12.00 noon - 1.00pm Editors' Spot. Editors Brett Evans and Phil Robertson from Prole; Robert Harper from Bare Fiction; Kate Garrett of Picaroon Poetry and Three Drops from a Cauldren. Three short, informal presentations about the publications and the editorial process and a chance to ask questions - followed by an opportunity to workshop some of your work with each other and the editors.

1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch.

1.45pm - 5.30pm Workshop. This will be led by Sue Pace, buffet lunch included. Details below.


7.00pm - 10.00pm Open mic session. As the name suggests - open to all comers to share their poetry, prose and comedy. Those wanting to read will be booked in and given a time slot on arrival. Initially a maximum of five minutes per slot. Come along and share your creations - or just enjoy the night as an observer. We're aiming for an informal and fun evening. Free event.


Throughout the day, the bar and food facilities will be available. Come and join us for a great day of words. You're more than welcome to just attend the paid event during the day - the free open mic session in the evening - or both.

The Writing workshop - Write what you know?


The workshop will start at 1.45pm, after lunch, and run through to about 5.30pm.


A Prole favourite, Sue Pace, will be running the session. Sue feels that an excess of words doesn't always mean better writing. The workshop will focus upon the use of personal experience when writing poetry, fiction, memoir, anecdotes and short personal essays.


Sue will lead us through discussions and activities and there will be times to write, share and for feedback.

Sue Pace has been widely published in the UK, Australia, Canada and the United States. A collection of her short stories, Driving Sharon Crazy, is available through Amazon. Over the years, she has presented workshops at various conferences in the USA and taught writing classes at various colleges and universities.

Places are limited to 17 including the Prole editors. You will be more than welcome to stay and attend the open mic session where you may want to try out any new writing.


The cost of the workshop and editors' spot is £45, including the buffet. You can book your spot using the PayPal buttons below. Either a deposit of £20 now and the balance of £25 by September 30th - or in full.


Here's looking forward to a great day.

This Prolewrites day is now fully booked. Those who need to settle the balance after paying the deposit, the payment button is below.


The open mic session in the evening is open and free to all.

Prolewrites 2017 balance of £25

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