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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

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.

The Royal Wave

This week’s prompt by Jude

Have you ever seen HRH Elizabeth 2nd in the flesh, or as a figurine in a window? Write a memoir piece about your visit to Buck House or about the time you last avoided anything royal–TV appearances, processions, conversations. Include exact details.

If you’ve a longer piece written, memoir or fiction and want to focus on editing come to the fifth in our ‘Get published’ series at Hall and Woodhouse cafe in July with novelist and editor James Ellis. Book here