AWAY WITH WORDS – Writing Course and Workshop Series

Writer and editor Robin Pridy is leading a 4-week writing course this summer, as well as a series of one-off writing workshops.

Booking is now open to both, with details beneath and also on Eventbrite.

 


 

AWAY WITH WORDS WRITING COURSE 

WED EVES – 28 JULY, 4/11/18 AUG  7–8.30PM

Have a little ‘holiday’ close to home this summer! 28 July, 4, 11 and 18 August, each Wednesday eve, 7-8.30pm

Join experienced writer and editor Robin Pridy (www.robinpridy.com) in the village of Crowhurst for a 4-week course that will celebrate the joy and beauty to be found in the written word.

Throughout the course, learn about the craft of writing, and do some of your own writing and even reading out loud, if you so wish. Each week, Robin will also provide expert feedback and tips as well as prompts and exercises to help you continue to improve, along with notes and reading lists for you to keep.

Cost

Cost is £60 for 4 classes over 4 weeks. Please see other listings of workshops throughout the summer. Bursaries are available for unwaged or low-waged participants, supported by New Writing South. For further information on this, email: hello@newwritingsouth.com.

Covid guidelines

Please note that numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing. In line with current government guidelines, mask wearing is optional.


AWAY WITH WORDS WRITING WORKSHOPS

31 JULY, 7/14/21 AUG 10AM-2PM

 

Have a little ‘holiday’ close to home this summer! Four creative and life writing workshops for anyone wanting to improve their writing.

Join experienced editor and writer Robin Pridy (www.robinpridy.com) in the beautiful village of Crowhurst for a set of four workshops and walks focusing on a different theme each Saturday, 10am-2pm, over the summer.

Celebrate the joy and beauty to be found in the written word, learn about the craft of writing, and do some of your own – possibly even read it aloud, if you want. For each workshop, Robin will provide expert feedback and tips as well as prompts and exercises to help you continue to improve. There will also be notes and a reading list for you to keep after each workshop.

Become inspired, motivated and heartened by the power of good writing, and meet like-minded people while enjoying the great outdoors.

Beginners and advanced writers welcome.

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31 July 2021, Saturday, 10am–2pm – Nature

Nature can be uplifting, invigorating, frustrating and nurturing, sometimes all at once. It can relax us, scare us, and even help us heal.

In this workshop, we will explore how to use nature in our own writing, and how to use it as a way to be inspired. After an hour or so, there will be a short break, followed by a leisurely walk amongst the birdsong, the trees and the fields in Crowhurst, hoping to return with a fresh batch of thoughts and ideas, or perhaps just a clean slate, for our last session of writing, feedback and tips.

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7 August 2021, Saturday, 10am–2pm – Improving Your Non-Fiction

Celebrate the joy and beauty to be found in the written word, learn about the craft of non-fiction writing, and do some of your own. You will receive expert feedback and tips as well as prompts and exercises to help you continue to improve your journalistic or non-fiction writing. Robin will also provide notes and a reading list for you to keep.

About an hour into the workshop, there will be a short break and a leisurely walk, to get the creative ideas flowing!

Beginning and advanced writers welcome.

Become inspired, motivated and heartened by the power of good writing. In this workshop, you will learn some practical tips on how to improve what you write, and explore how to take your work further and reach new audiences. With added biscuits

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14 August 2021, Saturday, 10am–2pm – Memory

Memories – what are they?

A million things and nothing. You can’t hold them in your hand, they can come and go, slip away, or refuse to budge. The best we can do is try to make sense of them, to hash out what we want to retain.

Memories can help build a narrative of our lives, or hold tight to a moment in time. They can be passed down the generations, or to a wider audience in the form of a memoir. Writing down memories can be powerful, unnerving, and sometimes joyous.

This workshop will look into how to work these stray thoughts, ideas or detailed images into a story, or a letter or even a memoir. There will be a break and a walk halfway through the workshop, to clear heads and return to a set of writing exercises, feedback and tips on how to structure and improve our own narratives to make them readable for others.

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21 August 2021, Saturday, 10am–2pm – Senses

Ever had a smell take you right back to childhood? Or a piece of music transport you to another time?

Touch, taste, sight, smell and sound – we may not have all of them, and one or two may stand out for us more than others, but our senses are key to how we interact with the world around us. Using them in our writing can really heighten a reader’s experience, putting them more directly into the story.

In this workshop, we will find ways to showcase each of these senses, through exercises and examples. There will be a short break, with a ‘sensory’ walk. Following this, we will return to write about our experience, using our new Spidey senses as a jumping-off point.

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Cost

Cost is discounted at £140 to attend all 4 workshops (please see separate listings if you want to attend just one or two of these workshops at £35 each). Book your place on all four workshops on this page.

Bursaries are available for unwaged or low-waged participants, supported by New Writing South. For further information on this, please email: hello@newwritingsouth.com.

Covid guidelines

Please note that numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing. In line with current government guidelines, mask wearing is optional.

Information

Date/Time:
28 July 2021 - 18 August 2021

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