image for Literary Event item typeWriting Fiction – Reading as a Writer at The Old Fire Station

Literary Event, Sat 20 May 2017

Darren Harper

Darren Harper


Peter Street,


Do you have a story to tell? Do need some help putting pen to paper? If so, then come along to a series of creative writing workshops.

Reading is the lifeblood of writers. This essential nourishment not only inspires us, but can equip us with a masterly range of writer’s tools. This workshop will help you to become a more active reader and focus specifically on language, thereby ensuring that you glean as much as possible from your time spent reading, to help develop your craft.

Having achieved a 1st class honours degree in English & Creative Writing, Darren Harper has taught A Level Creative Writing at a local sixth form for three years, as well as delivering fiction writing workshops at Higham Hall residential college in Cockermouth.

In addition to winning a prize for one of his short stories, and having a play shortlisted by a theatre company, he has published many theatre reviews and was also a co-founder of LitCaff, an open mic event launched to encourage writers to share their work within the local literary landscape.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 May 2017 10:00 to 13:00


Tickets £15 & £12 Concessions.

Tickets can be purchased directly by emailing Darren at



See location of The Old Fire Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 400561  Lat: 54.89674 Long: -2.93612

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality