Wordsmith: Creative Writing
The Boileroom, Guildford.
This event will be held upstairs at the venue.
All abilities welcome.
This workshop is part of a 6-week course; people are welcome to attend the whole course; or one-off workshops.
Workshops are held every Monday beginning 29th Oct - 3rd Dec 2018.
Come along to our Taster workshop session Sunday 23rd September 7.30-9pm to get an idea of the 6-week course structure, and meet our host.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
How to get started - The 'Right to Write' and 'Morning Pages'
Week 1: We’ll be deconstructing the notion of ‘good writing’ with the help of Julia Cameron – a writer and writing mentor who has inspired people around the world to start writing and keep writing. She developed the idea of ‘Morning Pages’ which we will be practising throughout the course – you won’t be expected to share your ‘Morning Pages’ with the group.
How we do it? Usually workshops will start with a tutorial on the area of writing highlighted for that week, followed by an example to illustrate and a discussion. We will always have time to write on that week’s topic and usually there will be space to read some of your work at the end.
There will always be a piece of writing to work on at home and everyone is encouraged to read their work in the group and receive feedback - fellow students can be invaluable support in shaping your ideas and helping you form new ones.
What to Bring? An open mind and motivation, something you like writing with and a note book. Writing longhand is encouraged during workshop time.
Charlotte Smith is a qualified newspaper journalist with a special interest in arts journalism. With 17 years’ experience in Europe and Dubai, as well as five years’ working as a creative writing tutor and mentor in Dubai and the UK.
Smith started out as an arts journalist for the newspaper, Creative Week in London, writing dance and literature features and later worked on European Vibe Magazine in Madrid, writing their ‘books pages’ (literary reviews). Smith later edited the Arts Review for Dubai Community Arts Centre.