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Short Story Writing Course

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Short Story Writing

Short Story Writing

Title: Short Story Writing Course
Location: MadLab

Description: Course exploring the short story.

From 19:00 to 21:00
Dates: Thursday evenings, starting 20th Nov and then on the 18th Dec, 15th Jan, 19th Feb, 19th Mar + 16th April

 

 

 

About the course

Over the course of six workshops, you’ll be introduced to the three predominant narrative structures used by short story writers and learn how to apply them in your own work. Completing set writing tasks – and receiving structured, peer-driven feedback – you’ll develop three stories to completion, and get in-course tutor feedback on at least two of them. You’ll receive tailored advice on how to shape the story and how to improve characterisation, dialogue and narrative voice.

About the tutor

Sarah Schofield‘s writing has won numerous prizes including the Writers Inc Short Story Competition and the Calderdale Short Story Competition. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2010 and was runner up in The Guardian Travel Writing Competition. She has contributed to five Comma anthologies so far: Lemistry, Bio-Punk, Beta-Life, The Third Apple, and the forthcoming Thought X. She is a member of the Narrative Research Group at Edgehill University, and is currently working on her first collection of stories for Comma.

Price

£150 for the six week course

Booking

To book, please email office@madlab.org.uk stating you’d like to join the course. We’ll send you an invoice straight away. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at this address. We’d be delighted to help you.

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy

Title: Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy
Location: MadLab

Description: Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.

Date: 22-11-2014

Times:
Morning session: 10:30 to 14:30
Evening session: 15:30 to 19:30

The term taxidermy comes from Latin meaning ‘moving skin’. In this 4-hour workshop, students will learn the basics of preservation including how to skin and stuff a mouse, and wire up its limbs.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to animals, nature or inanimate objects. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your mice into a fun parody of human life.

About the Course Leader

Margot Magpie is a member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists. Based in London, she teaches both anthropomorphic and standard taxidermy (of a wide variety of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and hamsters) across the UK. Her work has appeared on tour with musicians Lana Del Rey and Amanda Palmer, and on display in the Science Museum. Margot is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and frequently comments on taxidermy in the media (she has recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning, and on CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi). She blogs about her thoughts and experiences at ofcorpsetaxidermy.wordpress.com.

Booking

You can book a place via Eventbrite:

Book Morning Session (10:30-14:30)

Book Evening Session (15:30-19:00)

Alternatively, you can email us at office@madlab.org.uk

Cancellation Policy

MadLab completely understands that stuff can crop up that’s completely beyond your control.

That’s why, if you cancel up to two weeks before one of our courses, we will give you a full refund (minus Eventbrite charges).

Under a fortnight, we will do out best to resell the ticket in order to give you a full refund. If we are unable to do so, we are only able to offer 50% off the course price.

Anthropomorphic Rat Taxidermy

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Rat Taxidermy

Rat Taxidermy

Title: Anthropomorphic Rat Taxidermy

Location: MadLab

Description: Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their rat. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your rat into a fun parody of human life.

Date: 23-11-2014
From 10:00 to 15:00

 

The term taxidermy comes from Latin meaning ‘moving skin’. In this 6-hour workshop, students will learn the basics of preservation including how to skin and stuff a rat, and wire up its limbs.

Whether you’re a veteran of our Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy courses or a novice who fancies learning on something bigger than a mouse, Margot will take you step-by-step through the process to create an anthropomorphic (or naturalist) masterpiece.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to animals, nature or inanimate objects. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their rats (though it’s by no means essential). Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your rat into a fun parody of human life.

About the Course Leader

Margot Magpie is a member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists. Based in London, she teaches both anthropomorphic and standard taxidermy (of a wide variety of small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and hamsters) across the UK. Her work has appeared on tour with musicians Lana Del Rey and Amanda Palmer, and on display in the Science Museum. Margot is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and frequently comments on taxidermy in the media (she has recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning, and on CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi). She blogs about her thoughts and experiences at ofcorpsetaxidermy.wordpress.com.

Booking

You can book a place via Eventbrite: reserve a place!

Alternatively, you can email us at office@madlab.org.uk and we’ll send you an invoice.

Cancellation Policy

MadLab totally understands that stuff can crop up that’s completely beyond your control.

That’s why, if you cancel up to two weeks before one of our courses, we will give you a full refund (minus Eventbrite charges).

Under a fortnight, we will do out best to resell the ticket in order to give you a full refund. If we are unable to do so, we are only able to offer 50% off the course price.

Bitcoin Manchester

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Title: Bitcoin Manchester

Description: Bitcoin Manchester is a meetup for Bitcoin users, miners, buyers, sellers or anyone else otherwise interested in Bitcoin in the north-west.

Date: 03-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

Mad Graphic Novel Group

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Mad Graphic Novel Group

Mad Graphic Novel Group

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group

Description: A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.

Date: 04-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00