Writers’ workshops at festival in Fakenham

Words Across the Wensum in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Jenny Cunningham, Mel Harris, Julia Sa

Words Across the Wensum in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Jenny Cunningham, Mel Harris, Julia Sandford-Cooke and Heather De Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

You could learn about how to send your first tweet, write your memoirs or a TV blockbuster.

Words Across the Wensum is being organised as part of Active in Fakenham Week, which runs from August 20 - 28.

'We're looking at doing a very broad range off things,' said Active Fakenham's Richard Crook.

'We're aware that these skills are available in Fakenham so it's a chance to try something new. It ranges from Twitter coaching to writing stories for children.'

Social media guru Melanie Harriss is hosting an hour-long session on using Twitter at Fakenham Community Centre on Saturday, August 20 (2.15pm).


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It's free to charities and community groups, and £10 to commercial organisations. Booking advised via melanie@social-monkey.co.uk.

Copywriter Julia Sandford-Cooke is running a workshop aimed at finding the right words to make an impact from 3.30pm. It's also free to community groups, £10 commercial organisations. Booking advised via julia@wordfire.co.uk.

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On Monday, August 22 (10.15am) and Friday, August 26 (6.30pm), Heather De Lyon will be running workshops on writing your memoirs at the community centre. The £3 ticket price includes refreshments. E-mail heather@crookdelyon.co.uk.

On Tuesday, August 23, there will be three sessions. Jenny Cunningham will be telling the story of Big Baby Sparrow's Adventure at Fakenham Library (11am). Admission to the session - suitable for children and adults - is free.

Heather De Lyon will be hosting a session on writing for children at the community centre (6.15pm). Tickets £3, book via heather@crookdelyon.co.uk.

She'll be following this with a workshop on writing scripts for film, TV or radio at 7.30pm. Tickets £3, book via heather@crookdelyon.co.uk.

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