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Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th February

10.30am – 4.30pm each day

Write On, Right On! 3 Day Writing Course £130 (max 12)

including lunches and refreshments each day.

This exciting three day course, with writer and teacher Zoe Venditozzi, is ideal for aspiring writers who would like to develop their skills further. The course will help you to create compelling and complex characters, develop a coherent plot and focus on honing your individual voice as a writer.

There will be writing exercises, break-out sessions and discussions. There will be a close look at editing skills and the opportunity to learn how best to pitch your work to agents and publishers. The role and opportunities of digital self-publishing in today’s marketplace will also be discussed. A one-to-one tutorial will be offered with Zoe on work in progress or to explore new ideas. Participants will be asked to submit an example of their writing (up to two A4 pages in length) in advance, together with (if applicable) a brief synopsis of any novels or stories participants are working on and to email these items to Zoe Venditozzi is the author of Anywhere’s Better Than Here and is currently working on another novel and a collection of short stories. She obtained an M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of Dundee and has several short stories and poems published in various magazines and collections.


Participants in the Write On, Right On! Workshop will have the chance to enjoy the best of the rest of the festival and attend any 5 daytime events for free (excludes lunches and final evening events), plus Emma Darwin’s Historical Fiction Workshop (Sat 13 Feb 2.45pm) for half price! Please reserve your free places at the time of booking this course. 01796 484626 •

Writing Competition 2016

This unique competition receives more and more submissions every year, both from would be authors and more established writers. The format is simple. You write a Fearie Tale and send it to us. We then choose three or four entries to be read aloud in the cosy atmosphere of the Theatre’s River Room on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout Winter Words. Every Fearie Tale must be an entirely new story, written especially for Winter Words and not previously published in any form. Each entry should be a minimum of 2,250 words up to a maximum length of 3,250 words. Entries must be received at Pitlochry Festival Theatre by 12.00 noon on Saturday 31 January, 2016. Full competition details are available on


Winter Words 2016  
Winter Words 2016