Support your writing with our drop-in Ideas Generator sessions or on going Work In Progress series, or join us for a full day writing workshop. Scroll down for more information on each of our workshops. And if you fancy a full weekend of it, pop along to our Retreats page to find out when you can come hide away and write with us.
The Ideas Generator
One off workshops to get new words on the page
The Ideas Generator
Our short burst, quick fire, energetic Ideas Generator sessions operate on a drop-in basis - buy a ticket, come along, get involved with activities devised to get your creative juices flowing, write, share, write some more.
These sessions have been described by previous participants as fun, challenging, inspiring, opening, healing, beautiful, unexpected.
You'll be invited to engage with free-writing, setting words free, writing fear-wards, allowing new ideas to appear without the constraints of structure or the pressure of expectation. All words are welcome.
If you're looking to refresh your writing, find inspiration, get words off your chest, or kickstart a new project, this is the workshop for you.
£12.50 per session.
Booking essential. Click here to save your space.
Work in Progress
Fortnightly workshopping sessions to help you develop your writing
Work in Progress
This series of six sessions is designed to help you develop a piece of creative prose writing - short stories, novel extracts and memoir all welcome.
With regular meetings, small workshop groups and (super strict!) deadlines, we'll help you keep your writing on track. You'll offer feedback on other people's work and receive focused critique as the weeks progress. You'll be expected to produce 1000-2000 words for each session.
We'll also provide clear guidance on how to critique other people's work and suggest approaches to editing your own. Come and reap the rewards of doing the work!
NB Although this is a face-to-face course, you will need to type your work and to have access to email. You will also need either a laptop or the ability to print out work for each session.
One Day Workshops
Focus on skills and strategies to make your writing shine
Using research to inspire and enrich your writing
Saturday 16th Feb 2019 10am-1pm
@ HOURS Space, Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD
In this half day masterclass you will discover ways to make your research work for you. Find out how how effective research can fuel your writing, making it all rich and delicious and fiery. Take a look at ways to use research to inspire new projects and breathe life into the flames of existing projects.
For her debut novel 'If I Die Before I Wake', Emily Koch interviewed doctors and nurses treating people with locked-in syndrome and learned to rock climb. She will present the whys and wherefores of good research, discussing which corners are worth cutting and how to make your fiction rock solid.
Alison Powell used her interest in the 1966 Aberfan mining disaster as a starting point for her prize-winning manuscript 'When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning'. She'll show you how following your own curiosity can lead you to fantastic characters and great stories.
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Sunday June 23rd - 10am-4pm Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Bristol £45/60
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In this one-day workshop with portrait poet Beth Calverley (founder of The Poetry Machine) and WriteClub's Alison Powell, you'll learn to distill your words and create spellbinding characters that leap off the page.
You'll examine the poet's craft and bring those tools to your prose, and you'll also be transforming prose to poetry - magic!
Ideal for poets and prose-writers alike, this workshop is designed to:
* help you imagine new characters
* develop and depict existing characters in your work
* explore the tools that poets use to find the very best words
* give you the skills to confidently edit your writing
* allow you space to share your new work with a supportive group.
Whether you're a complete beginner, or knee-deep in your work-in-progress, you're bound to find something in this one-day masterclass to refresh and uplift your writing.
Come and hold your work up to the light.
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