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Art as Inspiration

A creative writing workshop with Alex and Jude in the Pavilion room at  Hall and Woodhouse  in Bath

10.30 – 12.30, Tuesday 3rd October 5 places left

Cost: £28 (Booking here via paypal or any card)




Maximum 12 people

Paintings have always inspired writers. The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is one example. The author saw the painting by Johannes Vermeer when she was nineteen years old. ‘The Goldfinch’, by Donna Tartt is another celebrated novel inspired by Carel Fabritius’s painting of the same name. In Sunlight or in Shadow’ is a collection of seventeen short stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper,by well known authors including Stephen King, Joyce Carole Oates and Robert Olen Butler.

In this workshop we will use paintings as prompts, not only to spark ideas for fiction, but to encourage us to look more deeply into works of art. Come prepared to try out writing the beginnings of a short story, or to get an idea for a novel. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers.

Check out our booking terms and conditions here and contact us for other payment methods.

3 places left on our autumn writing series of 4 weekly sessions at Brown’s Bistro Bath. Book here

Fast and slow

This week’s prompt by Jude.

 

Write an updated version of the story about the tortoise and the hare. Use people instead of animals. Write your first  draft fast, edit slowly.

 

 

 

Want to come to our writing sessions? We’ve three new writing events for the autumn open for booking now. Fun and friendly. Beginner and experienced writers welcome.

Prickles

 

This week’s prompt by Jude.

The bees love teasels. And so do I. But they are prickly. Write about a prickly relationship between two people. Friends, lovers, siblings, parents and children.  Or connect with the ‘tease’ in teasels and write about a time when you enjoyed being teased. Was there a prickly element to it?

Want to get more inspiration for writing? Come to our autumn series of writing sessions. Beginning Thursday 22nd September at Brown’s Bistro, Bath.  More details and to book  here.

9 places left currently.