Helen Hunt (who's now happily married but I believe she is keeping her author name as Hunt) is running a one day workshop on writing short stories. She's published hundreds and really knows her stuff, and she's also one of the loveliest writers I know, so this is definitely one to consider. Details here. Course is in Manchester on 20th September, so one for you northerners, perhaps. Discount for early bookings!
For the novel writers amongst you, here's a new competition with a big prize. The judge is a literary agent so this could be a great way to get your foot in the door. £1000 prize, deadline 2nd November, and they want 20 pages and a 200 word synopsis. Good luck to all who enter!