UPDATE (15 May) - The Summertime Spilling the Ink workshop is fully booked! Check back for updates and announcement of autumn courses ( schedule to be finalised in July )
UPDATE (10 May) - Only 2 spots 1spot remains!! Is it yours? Claim it soon. If you're on the fence, you can see what past participants have to say here.
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 making 2015 the summer you start 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. Details for Summertime Spilling the Ink:
- Thursdays, 10.00 - 12.00, 4 June - 16 July
- Harston Village Hall, Harston (map to Harston Village Hall, accessible via Stagecoach Bus 26)
- Open to writers of all abilities with an interest in sharing their work and responding to others' work. Beginners welcome! (Ages 18+)
About Spilling the Ink
We'll meet weekly for seven 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 lunch 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 2015. Browse the first anthology, Circumference, here.
Spilling the Ink is one of the Writing Circles programmes I offer. For more information about Writing Circles in general, read here.
- Register and pay by 21 May for early bird fee of £90.00. Registrations after 21 May are £105.
- Partial bursaries available, please inquire if needed.
What if you'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 September 2015 for Continuing the Connection, a Writing Circle for continuers or for individual writing coaching sessions. Details to come soon!
I keep my Writing Circles small - a maximum of 8 participants - so we get a genuine sense of each others' voices and intentions. This also allows me to spend time focusing on substantial feedback for each writer. If you're looking for a writing course that offers inspiration, community, and personalised feedback, Spilling the Ink is for you! Register early to avoid disappointment, as spaces are limited.