Writing the Contemporary: H G Wells Short Story Competition In Person Creative Writing Workshop 2024

An “in person” writing workshop at The Folkestone Bookshop offered by Sarah Anthony as a part of the HG Wells Short Story Competition 2024.

Through literature, authors provide insight into these anxieties, provoke critical reflection, and offer avenues for empathy, understanding, and engagement with pressing societal issues.

This creative writing workshop will discuss a range of concerns which writers may wish to address in their writing and explore ways of embedding these in their work. Attendees will be expected to write short pieces and share them with the class for peer feedback.


Saturday 8th June 10am-12noon [at The Folkestone Bookshop, Tontine Street, Folkestone]

The workshops offer aspiring writers the opportunity to learn, write and share ideas.

The workshop is led by Sarah Anthony, an experienced literature lecturer and teacher, and one of our judges for the 2024 HG Wells Short Story Competition.

Participants will be limited to 7.

There will be a £10 FULLY REFUNDABLE booking fee for this course. Over past years many people have booked courses, and then not attended, denying others the chance to take part. For this year, to book you have to pay a £10 booking fee. We will refund via PayPal the full £10 booking fee to all those that attend.

Book online via Eventbrite:

Saturday 8th June 10am-12noon [at The Folkestone Bookshop, Tontine Street, Folkestone]

About Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English and French literature. Her MA with the Open University followed, specialising in postcolonial literature. She has worked for the School of English at the University of Kent, co-ordinating their part-time programmes in English and American literature and Creative Writing and acting as academic advisor to international students.

Sarah has 15 years’ experience lecturing and teaching university undergraduates and adult learners at the University of Kent, for the Workers’ Educational Association and for the U3A. She has taught on subjects as disparate as the plays of Christopher Marlowe and the writers of the Windrush Generation, and has taken part in a TV documentary on E M Forster for international arts and culture channel ARTE.  Current projects include the novels of John Steinbeck, the Bloomsbury Group, and 20th century Russian literature.