Weekend Workshops


Both Keith Gray and Paul Malone offer inspirational and instructive weekend writing workshops in Vienna. Whether you have been attending our Sunday writing sessions and are looking for the next step in your journey or you are ready to leap right in, the workshops are an excellent way for you to take your writing to the next level.

All workshops are run in English.

Upcoming workshops:

Writing Your Novel – Pages 1-100: Getting It Off The Ground

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 (Saturday 27th October 2018. Full booking details below)

Starting a new novel can be a daunting undertaking even for experienced writers. Keith Gray’s fully interactive workshop will use famous examples as well as your own writing to help get that novel off to the best start possible by focusing on 5 key elements:
  • Grabbing the reader’s (and publisher’s) attention
  • Creating an evocative setting
  • Developing an intriguing central character
  • Structuring a dramatic plot
  • Managing your own writing time, space and expectations
This is the perfect opportunity to work with an award-winning writer and editor who has over 20 years experience in the publishing industry.
It’s also the perfect preparation for launching yourself into National Novel Writing Month
Look out for ‘Writing Your Novel – Pages 101 to 200: Keeping It Alive’ and ‘Pages 201 -300: Happy Endings’ coming soon.

Booking Details:

When: Saturday 27th October from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Cocoquadrat, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 65, 1040 Vienna
Price: €75 (you will be sent payment details when you book)
To book: Send an email to viennaswc@gmail.com (Subject: Novel Workshop Booking).
Workshop run by award winning novelist, Keith Gray
10 people max. Hurry to book your place!

Introduction to the Short Story

 (Saturday 10th November 2018. Full Booking Details Below)

Workshop run by Paul Malone

In this fun workshop, you will discover the joys of writing your very own short story! Through instruction, examples, group discussion, and writing, the workshop covers:

  • Story concept: exploring and developing ideas
  • Elements of fiction: the basics of writing a short story
  • Writing your story: from concept to first draft
  • Revising your story: an effective approach to getting to the very heart of your story.

The workshop is ideal for anyone interested in creative writing in English. Participants should have a reasonable grasp of English. No previous story writing experience is required.

Booking Details:

When: Saturday 10th November from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Where: Cocoquadrat, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 65, 1040 Vienna
Price: €75
To book: fill out the form on Paul’s site: Creative Writing on the Go