Writing craft series is coming to The Sub Rooms


Dialect’s writing craft series is coming to The Sub Rooms in Stroud.

Aimed at building confidence, developing meaningful peer-to-peer support, and opening up opportunities, these courses will help people develop as a writer and find joy in the process.

Dialect is an inclusive literary development platform for rural writers and is here to develop talent, connect with communities and offer rural writers opportunities to share their work.

Poetic Form: Facilitated by a much-loved local poet and publisher Philip Rush. A six-part series, held fortnightly from 13th September to 6th December 2021, using the principle of shuhari to learn the art of poetic form.

Phillip Rush

Beginning to Write: Facilitated by acclaimed writer and founder of Dialect JLM Morton. A six-part series held fortnightly from 13th September to 6th December 2021. Explore the basics of beginning to write and get some words down on paper.

Melanie Golding

Long-Form Fiction: Facilitated by best-selling author Melanie Golding. A six-part series with only eight places held fortnightly from 21st September to 7th December 2021. You’ll analyse highly successful novels and look at starting, plotting, character-based narrative,
mystery, editing, and finishing your manuscript.

There are also mentoring groups and a deep dive into the poetry of the renowned Jorie Graham being held online if you cannot get to Stroud.

Call to action: Find out more and sign up at

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