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Online Workshops

Creative Writing Online Workshops


'A brilliant environment for learning and sharing’ 

I have been running regular Bath and Bristol based writing workshops for many years. Since the pandemic, I mainly run workshops online. This enables participants to join from anywhere in the world, from the comfort of their own writing space. The group meets on Zoom,  on a Saturday morning.

I'm running four workshops between September and December 2023, see below.

All workshops are run by me, Clare Reddaway, founder of A Word In Your Ear. I am an experienced facilitator,  award-winning short story writer and playwright. You can read more about my work here and read testimonials from my workshop participants here

All workshops run from 10.00-12.30 on Saturday mornings.

The workshops cost £12 for each session. 

You are welcome to book individual workshops via Eventbrite (see links below).

If you’d like to block book the three scheduled zoom workshops from September-December for £36 you can escape the Eventbrite fee by booking direct with me. Please get in touch for bank details.

New writing workshops scheduled for Summer 2024 

Let's Talk Stories is taking a break over the summer. Back in the autumn!

Zoom Workshops

Zoom Workshops

18th May, 2024: Looking at Story

One of the best ways to work out how to write stories is to read them. This workshop is the latest in a regular series where we take one contemporary short story, read it closely and analyse it. We will find inspiration by examining the techniques, the themes and the form the writer has used. Participants will then write their own work inspired by the story we have read together – the majority of the workshop time will be spent on your writing and feedback.

22nd June, 2024: Mothers

Most of us have had mothers, or caregivers who took on that role. Some of us are mothers. Some would have liked to have been mothers, some have chosen not to be. Few writers will not have thought about this intimate and important relationship.* In this workshop we will look at mothers and motherhood, mothering and being mothered. How mothers are depicted in fiction. How we can mine our own experiences for our own stories. Mothers and mothering can be an incendiary and delicate topic on which everyone has an opinion. Come along and dare to discuss! 


* Trigger warning:

This workshop will discuss mothers and mothering and could touch on issues which some people might find upsetting due to their personal experiences. Please check in with yourself before booking this workshop. 

13th July, 2024: Planning and Plotting

So you’ve got an idea for a long piece of fiction or non-fiction. It might be a substantial short story, it might be a novella, a novel, a series of novels, a collection of stories. You might have finished the first draft, you might have got one sentence down so far. This workshop is about planning a piece of work. It’s about plotting a structure that works. We’ll need some long pieces of paper for this one! 


Totally inspiring!

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