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ONE-OFF POP UP CREATIVE WRITING SESSION

WRITING FROM CHILDHOOD – a one-off pop-up two hour creative writing session with Alex and Mary    –     THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17TH – 10.30AM-12.30PM CENTRAL Bath Venue : £26  Places strictly limited.If you wish to come please email and I will send you bank transfer info and venue details  SORRY SOLD OUT 

Alain de Botton quote ” Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet’    This pop-up workshop is for anyone who is writing a memoir, wants to try writing different voices, or simply enjoys creative writing. We will do plenty of writing exercises with prompts to help excavate those memories for short story inspiration, your memoir or to add to any writing project.

Beginners as well as experienced writers very welcome.

As usual, we do not give refunds for any reason but you are welcome to send a friend..

 

Two Creative Writing workshops…

( 2 places left)    Creative Writing workshops 22nd and 29th SEPTEMBER – Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30pm  at Hall & Woodhouse, central Bath.£52 for both. See below for booking info.

It’s short notice but Alex and Mary are putting on 2 creative writing workshops.
These sessions are for anybody who enjoys writing, would like a nudge to get going, or keep going.
Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Whether you are engaged in writing a novel, a memoir or short stories, or if you are simply staring at a blank page wondering how to get startd, come along and get a boost.
Lots of hands on writing exercises with prompts. These sessions are fun, relaxed and motivating.
Email if you would like to come and I will send you bank info. Booking is by bank transfer and places are only confirmed after payment. Numbers are very limited.  Usual terms apply ie. no refunds but you are welcome to send a friend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.

A short Writing Prompt from Alex

it’s the summer holidays and you may not get much writing done, so here is  A very short writing prompt.. write a paragraph  describing a character. Include at least one unusual detail about a habit that will inform the reader and give the character depth.

An example is Gaev in Chechov’s The Cherry Orchard. He keeps a tin of sweets in his pocket and when he wants to avoid a difficult conversation, he takes one out and sucks it. This detail is Chechov’s way of showing that Gaev is a nervous man, does not like confrontation  but also that he is a big baby, even though he is middle-aged.   

Have a go, and keep it in your notebook for when you want to write a longer piece.