21/04/2020 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Commercial Union House
Floor 4, 39 Pilgrim St
Newcastle upon Tyne
FREE creative writing workshops for people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.
Come to as many as you wish – all offer something different.
“Coming in from the sides” is an idea to allow yourself to step into your writing in a way that fits with your life; finding the pockets of time and the stories you want to tell in ways that remain fun and enjoyable. But “Coming in from the sides” has another meaning too; it’s when you are working on a piece of writing where suddenly all the things you see, hear and feel “fit” with the work. Almost like magic. When things come in from the sides, you know you’re on the right path with your story. This series of workshops will help you find your path in both these meanings: through the obstacles every life throws in the way of your writing, and knowing when the story is the right one to tell.
Six workshops in Newcastle, Tuesdays, 2-4pm on the following dates:
21 April – The Writer’s Roadmap: Setting Out
5 May – The Words That Do the Work: Nouns and Verbs, and Why They Really Matter
19 May – Point of View and the Magic of Perspective
2 June – On the Road: Writing Wants and Needs, and Why They are Sometimes Different
16 June – Plot & Structure When You Have No Time
30 June – Reading, Writing, Sharing: Celebrating Progress