Workshops & Events

Prose to Print 2016

Prose to Print took place in June 2016. 24 local writers came together to find out about the different routes to publishing their work and the pros and cons of each. This was followed by an afternoon in the presence of three published writers, Sue Welfare, Jon Lawrence and Darren O’Sullivan, who shared their experiences and gave hints and tips.

The afternoon panel was filmed by DMJ-Imagery and the videos are available to watch right here, so if you couldn’t make it you can still benefit from the expertise!

Click the picture below to view the playlist in YouTube.

Prose to Print Writers' Panel
Prose to Print Author Videos


The Bird’s Nest Books Short Story Competition

Our inaugural competition in 2016 was open to adults (aged 16 and over) living in or near Fenland, Cambs. The brief was to write a short story with a maximum of 1500 words on the theme of ‘Birds’.

First Prize went to Gemma Wells, with her story The Last Moa which you can read here. Second was Seasons Past by DS Benjamin and third was Song of the Blackbird by Rosemary Westwell. Click here to read more about the competition in 2016 and sign up to our Newsletter to make sure you hear when the 2017 competition is open for entries!

Graphic Novel Workshop

Jade Sarson

In October 2016 we were delighted to bring to Fenland an amazing opportunity for 15-25 year olds to learn about creating graphic novels with illustrator and comic artist Jade Sarson, winner of the 2014 Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel competition. You can see Jade’s work at

Ten students learned about storytelling, elements of a page, different comic styles, character design, creating a background, portraying emotions, the stages of comic design and more.

This project was supported by the Market Place Development Commission Fund. Market Place is part of Creative People and Places arts engagement programme developed by Arts Council England with the support from National Lottery funds.
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