10:00 - 16:30 - The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ
Are you a poet who doesn’t know it? Are you bursting with stories to tell and don’t know how to begin? Do you have life experiences you want to get down on paper? This workshop is aimed at people who want to write, but aren’t quite sure what, or who would like to try something different. We will cover a variety of different kinds of creative writing during the weekend. We’ll look at fiction in its many forms and also at how you can use your own life experiences in non-fiction writing. There will be an emphasis on enjoying the process of writing and being imaginative. You will be encouraged to look widely for sources of inspiration and to experiment with different styles of writing. This workshop will be suitable for a range of abilities, from people trying creative writing for the first time to more experienced writers who want to try something new and get some inspiration. Participants will just need to bring a pen and a notebook big enough to write in comfortably. £130 Includes tea/coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. To book your place, request a booking form by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01381 600354. Your tutors: Helen & Mike Walters. Helen is a well-known short-story writer, columnist and tutor, who has contributed regular columns to Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum. Mike is better known as the crime-writer Alex Walters and is the author of thirteen published novels. Together they run a very successful writing retreat, Solus Or, in a tranquil spot only 25 minutes from Cromarty. You may also be interested in the one-day writing course with Mike & Helen on 10th July. Click here for info. COVID-19 All our courses are run in strict adherence to the Covid safety protocols and regulations at the time. We exercise social distancing throughout the course as well as regular sanitising, wiping down of any shared equipment between uses, strict hygiene rules throughout each venue, wearing of masks in all communal areas, temperature checking on arrival and constant monitoring of the comfort and safety of participants. If you feel at all unwell prior to the course, please alert us and DO NOT attend. As everyone is well aware by now, the Covid situation and subsequent government restrictions and advice can change on a daily basis. We will inform you of any cancellations or changes to any element of courses as soon as we become aware of these. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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