Spilling the Ink (in person, 10 sessions)

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Spilling the Ink (in person, 10 sessions)

175.00

Spilling the Ink is the original Writing Circle, a playful foray into various forms of writing, designed to get ideas flowing, pens moving, and ink spilt!

Time and place: 

  • Tuesday Mornings, 9.30 - 12.00

  • 19 Sept - 28 Nov, 2017 (No meeting 24 Oct)

  • Harston Village Hall - (map and info)

Special Features :

  • Activities and short prompts to initiate writing each week.
  • Guidance on responding to others' writing.
  • Teas, coffees and light refreshments.
  • Writing celebration a conclusion of course.
  • Option to contribute to group anthology.
  • Small group size (max 8 participants).

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Spilling the Ink is my starting point. I don't get anything written without spilling some ink first. Once it's on the page, blots and all, I'm on my way; I have something to work from, work with.  Want to join me?  How about giving yourself time and space to write down those all those stories, memories, vignettes that you've been meaning to capture?  How about embracing a playful practice with the pen and page?  Come on, come spill some ink. You might be surprised at the creative cats you let out of the bag. 

ABOUT SPILLING THE INK

We'll meet weekly for ten weeks. Each meeting will have a theme and we'll use a variety of methods to jumpstart new pieces of writing.  During the course, we will explore various genres including memoir, personal essay and short fiction. We'll also delve into the creative process, taking pieces from rough ideas to polished versions.

In addition to writing our own pieces, we will respond to others' work.  There is great value in hearing how our writing affects our readers.  Learning to respond sensitively and substantially is a skill we practice and refine together throughout Spilling the Ink.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll have a celebration with a read-around. Participants will also be invited to include a piece of their writing in an online group anthology to be published later in 2018. Curious to see what has been written?  Have a look at our previous anthologies, Circumference I (Autumn 2015), and Circumference II (Spring/Summer 2015). Circumference III (2016/2017) Coming soon!

COURSE FEE

  • £175.00. Full payment is required to confirm your registration, which includes a 25% non-refundable deposit. After the first session, if you feel that the programme is not a good match for you, you may request a refund minus the deposit.
  • Partial bursaries available, please inquire.

WHAT IF I'VE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN SPILLING THE INK?

Previous participants are welcome to join again. Although we may be using some of the same materials, you may find new directions to take your writing. Alternatively, consider joining me in Brief Encounters, a Writing Circle that uses published short stories as jumping off points for our own writing projects.

GROUP SIZE

I keep my Writing Circles small so we get a genuine sense of each others' voices and intentions. Spilling the Ink is limited to 8 participants. This also allows me to spend time focusing on substantial feedback for each writer.


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A STARTING POINT, A WRITING COMMUNITY, AND A PLACE TO PLAY, Spilling the Ink is the course for you!  

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