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Sat, 18 Jun



Charlotte Byrne- Young Adult Fiction- Worldbuilding Writing Workshop

Join author Charlotte Byrne- Folked Up- to find out how to build worlds in your writing for you characters to inhabit, whether, modern, future, or fantasy.

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Charlotte Byrne- Young Adult Fiction- Worldbuilding Writing Workshop
Charlotte Byrne- Young Adult Fiction- Worldbuilding Writing Workshop

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 16:00 BST

Todmorden, Centre for Folklore Myth and Magic

About the event

'Magic is connected to everything. Good and Evil existing for eternity waiting for those destined to awake from their slumber. The fury of evil becomes impossible to tame once unleashed. Those that try to cross its pathway of destruction require bravery or stupidity to survive.

Matty Groves and his girlfriend Sandy have arrived at the Jack-in-the-Green Inn to perform their traditional folklore music. The Inn is a throw back into another century.

At the Inn Matty finds a leather-bound tome that is filled with Folk songs from Olde England. Sandy feels excitement as she brushes her fingers over the tome. Upon looking, Sandy and Matty find a song called Matty Groves. Only there is an extra page. At the end of the concert, the Groveses decide to sing Matty Groves, despite the warnings.

That was the beginning of catastrophe.  Sandy and Matty are pulled apart from each other and thrown into a whole other world. A realm ruled by magic, where witches existed and evil was controlling. Are they strong enough to fight through this new world and find each other again' Folked Up, Amazon description.

Join writer Charlotte Byrne, author of Folked Up, a novel for young adults with roots in folklore and fairy tale. Described as ‘bawdy, brilliant, and effortlessly conveys the magic of music and the music in magic.’ She ‘creates a vivid and immersive world that stays with you long after the last page. Think Game of Thrones meets Middle England’ Charlotte will be leading a world building writing workshop for young adults and writers of young adult fiction, though all are welcome! Improve your writing skills by learning how to build a convincing world for your characters to inhabit whether modern day, future, or fantasy. Be prepared to come away form this workshop with lots of ideas and hopefully some written down- bring paper and pen! This event is free! Attendees will nedd to be over 15, as Charlotte will be reading excerpts from her book which is aimed at young adults. You can also buy a copy of her excellent book and have it signed!

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