Wordsmith: Creative Writing
The Boileroom, Guildford.
This event will be held upstairs at the venue.
This workshop is part of a 6-week course; people are welcome to attend the whole course; or one-off workshops.
All abilities welcome.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Sense of Place – choosing a setting and power relationships with place
Week 3: The place where we decide to set a scene or a story is usually central and relevant to our story. Is your character in control of its place and what does that mean? Lewis Carroll’s, Alice in Wonderland offers insight in the third week.
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.