Writing Workshop with Peter McAllister: Getting Started With Your Story

Discover and perfect your writer’s voice, and build your writing confidence and portfolio with our Writer in Residence Peter McAllister.18+

Venue: Liskeard Library

Date: Sat 16th Mar | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Discover and perfect your writer’s voice, and build your writing confidence and portfolio with our Writer in Residence Peter McAllister.18+

Join our Writer in Residence, P. T. McAllister, for a fun, productive workshop for adults that will help you get going with writing the story you’ve always wanted to write.

Whether you’re starting from scratch, picking a project back up that you began some time ago or just interested in writing in general, this is an event for you.

Join us for this session and learn how to:

· Get going on a new writing project or continue an existing one.

· Build up your writing confidence and portfolio.

· Leverage new techniques and specialised skills.

· Discover and perfect your writer’s voice.

· Know what to look for when editing/redrafting your work.

3-hour morning workshop and the afternoon will be filled with personal writing time and 1-2-1 coaching sessions with your tutor, P. T. McAllister.

Session is for 18yrs +

About Your Tutor

P. T. McAllister worked for many years in London PR and Advertising agencies as a creative/copywriter. He went on to run a successful art dealership for nearly a decade, coaching artists through their careers and practice in his capacity as Creative Director. Returning to education later in life, he studied English Literature at The University of Cambridge and was awarded a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing at The University of Hull.

Peter’s writing blurs the boundary between the novel and short story collection; it builds layers of characterisation through linked stories that result in profound moments of self-realisation and/or dramatic action. He was shortlisted in the Hammond House International Literary Prize and the Ironclad Creative Awards in 2023. His short stories and poems have appeared online, in print journals and in numerous anthologies. His debut book, The Paisley Connection, is slated for publication in 2024. Peter is also a committee member for the Penzance Literary Festival and the Inaugural Writer in Residence at Liskeard Library.