Story writing course with Tracey Iceton

£75 per person for full course.

Suitable for ages 16+

What’s in a story?

Stories are one of the oldest forms of entertainment. We are read them to children and go on to read them ourselves as adults but what if you want to write your own stories? Where do you start? How do you go about it?

Join novelist and creative writing tutor, Tracey Iceton, for this crash course on story writing and you’ll soon be confidently creating your own stories. Drawing on her own creative practice and doctoral research in creative writing Tracey steers those new to short story writing through the maze of plotting, characterisation, narrative structure, point of view and setting – the essential ingredients for a successful story.

Writing activities allow participants to develop ideas and supportive, constructive feedback enables them to get started on their first short story of develop works in progress. So if you’ve always wanted to write or if you’ve been writing a while but want to hone your skills this is the course for you.

There will be 5x two hour sessions, between 10.30am-12.30pm, plus optional informal lunchtime discussion after the session.

These sessions will take place on 6 September, 20 September, 4 October, 18 October and 8 November.

£75 per person for the course

Book your place

This 5x session course will cost £75 per person. To book your place please contact Tracey directly via email:

About Tracey Iceton

Tracey Iceton is an author and creative writing tutor from Teesside.

Recently awarded her doctorate in creative writing from Northumbria University, she is a qualified English teacher with ten years experience in education and has delivered many creative writing courses and workshops.  She won the 2013 HISSAC short story prize for ‘Butterfly Wings’, was runner up in the 2013 and 2014 Cinnamon Press short story competitions with ‘Slag’ and ‘As the world (re)turns’ which appear in the  anthologies Journey Planner and Patria.  She also won the 2011 Writers Block NE Home Tomorrow Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Competition with ‘Apple Shot’ and the 2015 Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition for ‘Ask Not’.

Green Dawn at St Enda’s, her debut novel and part one of her Celtic Colours Trilogy, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016.  Part two, Herself Along in Orange Rain, was the creative component of her creative writing PhD and will be published in Oct 2017 by Cinnamon Press with part three appearing in 2019 and plans for a fourth novel, Rock God Complex: The Mickey Hunter Story, to be released in 2020.

She regularly reads her work at literary events.  Her stories have appeared in; ProleLitroNeonTears in the FenceThe Momaya Annual Review, The Yellow Room and Writer’s Muse.  Her PhD research, entitled Troubles Women, is a practice-led project exploring the portrayal of female paramilitary protagonists in Troubles fiction.

For more information about her writing and research visit:

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