ASPIRING authors have been invited to develop their skills with the help of a North-East novelist.

Places are now available for a creative writing course hosted by novelist and tutor John Dean.

The course largely focuses on prose but also touches upon the world of stage, theatre and radio.

Sessions will take place on a weekly basis between 7pm and 9pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Skinnergate, Darlington from Tuesday April 29.

To book a place, or for more information, email