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Wild-Writing - Kevan Manwaring Wed 24 Jan - Wed 04 Apr

  • Arts

Are your words too tame? Do your ideas need liberating? Let them out of the cage, and allow them to prowl the page!

This rule-breaking writing workshop is designed to encourage you to give voice to the feral fringes of your creativity.

You’ll be supported in a friendly, safe environment to venture beyond literary comfort zones and tap into words that can electrify, shock, motivate and move. All you need is a pen and paper and a willingness to be wild! We may be out in the garden in the evenings, so bring outdoor clothing and be prepared!

Please note: this is a structured course and your commitment is vital.  All participants should be able to attend at least seven of the ten sessions.  Punctuality is also appreciated to allow the greatest benefit of Kevan's instruction and inspiration.

Kevan Manwaring is a writer based in Stroud. He teaches at the Open University. He was a consultant on latest series of BBC4’s The Secret Life of Books. He writes for The London Magazine, and was the co-judge of their 2015 Short Story competition alongside Susan Hill.

£75 for ten sessions

Arrival 7.00pm for 7.15pm start; ends 9.15pm. Please bring writing materials.

Dates: 24 January; 7, 14, 21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 4 April.

Comments from previous participants

"... a wonderful class. On the dark nights, it was lovely to come to a warm, comfortable room and share our writing.  You helped create a circle of trust for sharing our writing.  I found the workshop so helpful in refining my work. The themes were words to conjure with.  I will keep writing and look forward to the next class.  It truly was a special experience." Betsy

Kevan has been an inspirational tutor and he has grown my confidence enormously.  I have loved it!! (Jan)

Kevan has some wonderfully inspiring ideas and suggestions for prompting us to write. And it is such a treat to have the opportunity to be creative in such a beautiful setting (Annie)




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