Self-Expression Through Writing
Discover and develop your personal "writer’s voice"
From Saturday Sep 13, 2014
to Saturday Sep 20, 2014
This is a course for anyone with a fascination for words, whether for personal enjoyment or for publication. We will use light-hearted shared exercises to explore a range of styles and to banish the ubiquitous 'self-critic'.
Techniques covered include characterisation, dialogue, settings, viewpoint, openings and endings, and narrative pace, with a focus on individual voice whether in poetry or prose. Suitable for complete beginners as well as writers with work in progress, this course is designed to be both informative and fun.
Mornings are spent as a group, working on short varied exercises which are designed both as starting points for further writing and to create a tool-kit of techniques to take home. Participants will end the week with a portfolio of ideas to use in their own personal work. Reading aloud is a useful part of this process, but is always optional, and the focus is on enjoyment and developing confidence.
Afternoons are free to write, relax, or explore the inspirational opportunities of this lovely venue. There will be a one-hour informal, twilight session too, which can be designed around group interests.
Novelist, short story writer, and performance poet Crysse Morrison leads courses in the U.K. and throughout the world. She contributes a regular style column to Writing Magazine and organises literary events in her home town of Frome, as Spoken Word Coordinator to the Merlin Theatre.