Our Urban Landscape – a poetry workshop with Tamar Yoseloff, January 2012, Walthamstow, E17
Six Wintry Sunday Mornings – a set of creative writing workshops with Brandon Robshaw, January – February 2012, Walthamstow, E17
St Pancras International – a site specific workshop with Nichola Charalambou, January 2012, St Pancras International, London
Object of Desire – a writing workshop with Nichola Charalambou, February – March 2012, Walthamstow, E17
Six Summer Monday Evenings – a set of creative writing workshops with Brandon Robshaw, May – April 2012, Walthamstow, E17
How to Write for Children – a set of creative writing workshops with Brandon Robshaw, November 2012, Walthamstow, E17
Writing with Children - a fun workshop for one child over 9 accompanied by one adult on Saturday January 29th 2011 from 10.30-12.30 at the Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, E17 £32 for two plus refreshments.
A magical Winter workshop. Create your own stories, learn the art of story-telling and play around with words at this fun Saturday morning workshop with performing poet and writer, Cath Drake.
Spend a winter Saturday morning in Walthamstow creating magical poetry and prose with BBC Radio 4′s Saturday Live poet- in-residence, Aoife Mannix.
‘Just to say how much we enjoyed the workshop with the poet and novelist
Aoife Mannix at the Vestry Museum in Walthamstow last Saturday morning. We
loved the two main activities and the fact that the starting point to each
was an impromptu performance by Aoife of her own poetry. Our favourite was
the fancy dress party on Venus activity, and we all thoroughly enjoyed
having the chance to illustrate our writing afterwards. My daughters are 12
and 13 and it was so nice to get them off Facebook, and spend a few hours
doing something creative together. A truly inspiring morning! Rosanna
‘i loved the workshop that we did. It was very inspiring and it was really
cool to meet a writer other than mummy. I liked the poems Aoife wrote
because both of them were really different and it helped with my school work
because I used one of the quotes from one of her poems in an essay that I
had to write!’ From Charlotte
‘Hey, thanks for the workshop, it was really interesting and got us thinking about
things. It was very inspiring to meet Aoife as she is a very interesting
person. It was good to hear some of her work as well as it showed me what
you can achieve if you work hard.’ From Georgina
Life Writing with Kate Chisholm on Saturday 14 May, 10-3, £45 including lunch at the Orford House Social Club in Walthamstow – Their Life, Your Life, My Life. The Workshop explores writing biography, memoir and autobiography.
‘Thanks so much for that workshop on Sat. I enjoyed it immensely. A lovely spacious, calm, soft-furnished location; an intelligent group and quite a highbrow workshop. I liked Kate very much. All very well organised and what a fantastic lot of refreshments (the best I’ve had on any course). Great value!’ Amy
Writing for Children with Brandon Robshaw on Saturday 11 June, 10-3, £40
with refreshments at the Orford House Social Club in Walthamstow – the theme of the workshop is The Quest and will look at ways of generating ideas and characters leaving you with a story in progress.
‘Everything was excellent and couldn’t have been better. Leader was very easy, relaxed and approachable.’ Cindy
Poetry – Brief Encounters with Anne-Marie Fyfe on Saturday 25 June, 10-3, £45 including lunch at the Orford House Social Club in Walthamstow - rediscover a world of waiting rooms, platforms, compartments, buffet cars, borders, changed timetables, missed connections & cancellations, a world of isolation and overcrowding, of velocity and endless patience, of strangers and travelling companions, of late nights, early mornings and listless afternoons, of incidents, accidents and endless occasions for poetry, memory, narrative, reflection.
‘There was a great range of stimulating exercises and it was a fantastic opportunity to use this material for a complete/longer poem.’
A Summer Evening Workshop with Nichola Charalambou on Thursday 14 July from 7-9, £25 including wine and nibbles at the Orford House Social Club in Walthamstow - a series of free-flow writing exercises to inspire and motivate. A relaxed, fun and supportive workshop.
‘I like not giving feedback and lots of quick activities.’
Creative Writing workshop at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk, with Brandon Robshaw, on Saturday 13th August. A full-on day of Creative Writing for all writers. The cost is £35 including refreshments and the workshop will run from 10 to 3.
You will learn techniques for getting your ideas onto the page, such as clustering and freewrites. You’ll try writing exercises to get your imagination working, and there’ll be the the chance to read out work and get some feedback. It’s suitable both for beginners and more experienced writers. If you have work in progress, you are welcome to bring it along; but don’t worry if not, as we will generate plenty of writing on the day. All participants will leave with a new idea to work on.
‘Simply most enjoyable.’
Script Writing with Guy Meredith – Saturday, 8th October 2011, 11-4, for anyone who has a script and would like it polished up. Venue: Orford House Social Club, Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17. £45 including lunch.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in writing a film and wants to learn how to tell effective stories for the big screen, whether comedy, thriller, drama or whatever. No previous writing experience is necessary. Through theory, practical exercises and viewing film extracts, you will uncover your potential as a screenwriter. At the end of the day you will have learnt some of the skills necessary to construct the first draft of your film.
‘Looking at clips and analysing story structures across several genres was useful.’
Creative Writing Workshop at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk, with Brandon Robshaw, on Saturday, 29th October. The theme of the workshop is Animals. The cost is £35 including refreshments and the workshop will run from 10-3.
Animals and our relationship with them has long been a fruitful theme in creative writing and poetry. This workshop will include reading and discussion of texts such as Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Orwell’s Animal Farm, DH Lawrence’s The Snake and Tobias Wolff’s short story Her Dog . There will be plenty of writing exercises to get your imagination working and the chance to read out work and get some feedback. It’s suitable both for beginners and more experienced writers. All participants will leave the workshop with a new work in progress.
‘Best writing course I’ve attended.’
A Creative Writing Workshop at Heathrow Terminal 5 with Nichola Charalambou from Creative Writes and Rochelle Scholar . We will mingle with passengers, staff and crew in Departures & Arrivals, take off on imaginary journeys, develop characters, begin stories and play with poetry & words. We will round off our day in the tranquillity of the Sofitel hotel. There will be lots of writing exercises and you will travel home with bags packed full of inspiration & new techniques.
‘I got started – hopefully now I won’t stop! I’ve got a lot of inspiration for future stories.’