Attenborough Arts Centre learners are invited to find out more about our Fiction Anthology Project. There is a call out for new writing for the Family Matters book. Fiona is leading a year’s collaboration to create and showcase an anthology with Attenborough Arts Centre learners, where she is a freelance practitioner. Thanks to the Attenborough Arts, Arts Council England, Dahlia Publishing & Renaissance One she will elicit learners’ short fiction, then she’ll challenge learners to write to their next level. 

Following the call out, some workshops and activities/email support, she'll raise aspirations of new writers. Learners will be encouraged to follow Dahlia Publishing submission guidelines and publisher rules, to draft work towards ‘Family Matters.’ Practising self-editing techniques they’ll develop skills to improve stories or poetry. Having revised their draft work, learners receive positive publishing opportunity and a free performance workshop from Renaissance One. Contributors will read extracts of their work at showcasing events and a book launch to champion successful narrative voices. 

See 1st Showcase of chosen extracts from the book in the Every Body's Reading Brochure page 37, 

Take Part in Story & Poetry Reading here https://bit.ly/2wtUj2I

The second event to showcase extracts from the book, A Performance Workshop will take place at LEICESTER's Central Library, on Saturday 17th November from 1:30-3:30. Everyone's welcome to listen in to contributions from included authors and learn from poet Andrew Graves, from Renaissance One who will be modelling his poetry. Bring your work to read, too if you wish! There will be a mic to help your voice be heard. 

Note from Fiona for Attenborough learners- Submission period was extended to 24th August. Submissions are now closed! Thanks to all those who submitted their improved work. During September Fiona & Farhana will decide on which pieces of creative writing will be included. Good luck to them all.

 The book will be published before March 2019. 

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