Workshops

Clare Reddaway runs  monthly writing workshops at her home in central Bath. All of the workshops aim to be supportive and encouraging to writers of short stories at all levels.  Clare provides exercises which are stimulating and inspiring (hopefully!) in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

All workshops run for three hours from 10.00 – 1.00pm on Saturday mornings at Clare’s house in central Bath. The cost of each workshop is £5.00. Visitors’ parking permits can be provided for £1.  Booking is essential – please contact Clare here or phone 01225 428469 to ensure a place.

Workshops Coming Up:

Saturday 19th May: Fact to Fiction

Remember that story you heard on the news? How can you turn it into a piece of fiction?  And not just the news – we all have stories hiding all around us – come to this workshop, winkle them out and transform them into glittery new tales.

Saturday 30th June: Writing the landscape

It’s summertime and we will be writing outside for this workshop!  Taking our inspiration from the natural world around us, we’ll be writing using all of our senses.  This workshop will be held at a location in Bath, tbd.  The outside location is weather dependent and if it is not pleasant, the workshop will take place in my house.

What the writers thought:

At a recent ‘Memories’ workshop the participants said: ‘I had a fantastic and liberating time’, ‘stimulating, emotional, encouraging’, ‘inspiring’, ‘makes you think’, ‘I enjoyed it very much’.

At a ‘story’ workshop, where we worked on structure and narrative, the writers said: ‘Inspiring and engaging’, ‘SO helpful’, ‘Friendly feedback’, ‘I liked the mixture of tips, facts and writing exercises’, ‘Fun’, ‘Loved it’.

On Clare’s ‘Writing for Performance’ workshop the writers said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the small group and how supportive it felt.” “Totally inspiring!” “Supportive, convivial atmosphere.” “Brilliant. Well constructed. Interesting and informative. Well executed” “Really helpful” “Loved it – loved it all!”

Clare’s credentials:  

Clare has been run writing workshops for many years: at festivals and arts centres with Bristol short story collective Heads and Tales, for Julian House homeless charity in Bath, for the Refugee Centre in Bristol, for the University of the Third Age in Bath.  Her background as a script editor for the BBC and Granada TV and her MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa gives her experience of working with a wide range of writers.

 

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