10:00 - 14:30 The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS
UPDATE! Due to low interest, we have decided to adapt what was to be a full weekend of poetry writing to just a half day instead - Saturday 19th March, 10am - 2.30pm. £35 (please bring a packed lunch). This workshop is suitable for ALL levels of ability and experience, whether you're a complete novice or have dabbled in writing poetry at certain times. Sujatha has a wealth of experience and a warm, friendly, encouraging manner that will bring out your confidence whilst learning lots of skills and tips to help you progress. As well as this, as Sujatha is staying with us here in Cromarty as our 'artist-in-residence' for the month of March, she is also offering one-to-one sessions for an hour for only £15! These will be arranged on an ad-hoc basis to suit you both. Want to find out more or get booked on? Email or call today - 01381 600354. Previous workshop copy... Join us for a fun and interactive weekend of accessible writing exercises and games, basics of writing in free-verse and an exploration of poetic devices. This 2-day workshop is aimed at those who have not written poetry before but will also be useful for experienced writers and artists who like to think outside the box. Your facilitator will be award winning poet and musician Sujatha Menon who is based in the Midlands. She has many years of experience working within educational environments and private settings to deliver creative workshops that draw on her wide set of skills as a writer, artist and musician. For more information on her background, projects and work please visit: www.sujathamenon.com ‘The stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own’. Mary Oliver Participants will just need to bring a pen and a notebook big enough to write in comfortably. £120 Includes tea/coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. To book your place, request a booking form by email email@example.com or tel 01381 600354.
Learn how to write a short story in a day. This workshop will take participants through the process of generating ideas, developing plots and writing a short story. We’ll work on exercises to stimulate ideas and develop plots and there will be free writing time so you can get as many words down as possible. From first inspiration to first draft, we’ll look at how you make the most of your writing on the way. Throughout the day there’ll be a chance to discuss your work with the tutors and other participants and deal with any plot problems and other issues as they arise. All you need to bring is yourself, and a notebook and pen. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and also more experienced writers who want inspiration, motivation, and a chance to write in a supportive atmosphere. £65 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 full weekend Novel Writing for Beginners course with Mike & Helen on 5th & 6th November. Click here for info.
10:00 - 16:30 The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ