Creative sessions for budding writers, designers and artists

Budding writers who want to make it to Hollywood may be interested in these creative writing sessions.

Budding writers who want to make it to Hollywood may be interested in these creative writing sessions.

First published in The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , business editor

WRITERS will get the chance to meet industry leaders from television and radio.

Business Bolton and Creative Industries Trafford (CIT) have organised three sessions at the Gallery at St George’s House and Neo Artists Gallery.

The courses will focus on writing fiction, craft and design and contemporary art. Writing Fiction for Print, Radio and TV takes place between 6pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, March 4.

The event features a panel comprising Henry Swindell who is new writing manager, BBC Writersroom, Jim Hinks, new writing manager at Comma Press, and Ashley Byrne, creative director of Made in Manchester, producers for BBC Radio 2, Five Live.

The discussion will be led by Ric Michael, former head of development at Baby Cow Manchester, the makers of Ideal & Gavin & Stacey.

The panel will give the inside track on how writers should submit their work as well as essential tips on writing for each medium.

Cllr Akhtar Zaman, Bolton Council’s cabinet member for economy, development and regeneration, said: “We’ve organised some fantastic free workshops for the creative industry.

“Writers have the opportunity to meet industry experts from the world of TV, radio and print.

“We’re also hosting portfolio sessions for craft-makers, designers and artists. I’d urge people to book early, as places are limited.”

The Portfolio Development for Designers and Makers goes ahead at the same time and venue on Tuesday, March 11.

Portfolio Sessions for Contemporary Artists takes place at the Neo: Artists Gallery in Merchants Place, River Street, Bolton, on Saturday, March 29, between 11am and 5pm.

For more information on these events, including how to book a free place, visit

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