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.

DATES AND THEMES:

There’s one workshop available to book:

Saturday 10th June, 10.00-1.00pm
A Sense of Place.
Do you want to set your story in medieval Spain? In Tsarist Moscow? In Bath in 2017? We will be looking at ways to give your work a sense of place and to root it in its location.

To book your place please contact Clare here.  All workshops cost £5.

After the June workshop we will have a break for the summer and come back with monthly workshops in the autumn.  Upcoming themes from September will include Editing Skills and Working with your Senses.  There will be one session where writers can receive feedback on pieces of work-in-progress.  Clare is very open to suggestions of areas of concern which writers would particularly like to address.

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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