Get Writing

People of any age, level of education and experience

To experiment with a range of creative-writing formats, but focussing on autobiography and writing a diary or journal.

The emphasis is on:

  • getting started
  • producing volume quickly
  • triggering the imagination
  • enjoying working with words
  • trying different styles of writing

The workshop is based on several short writing tasks, followed by sharing the results – always on a voluntary basis. Participants work partly in pairs, partly on their own. Feedback is followed by a discussion amongst the group.

The writing-exercises include:

  • a diary-entry
  • a poem
  • a short story
  • a slice of autobiography

At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned how to:

  • Use techniques to get the writing flowing
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Recognise different kinds of writing
  • Search for their own strengths
  • Document their life in words

One Day (10.15 – 17.30, with a one-hour lunch-break.