This is the fourth workshop in an initial series aimed at beginning to build a community of writers, meeting monthly in our gallery by the sea, usually linking ideas in some way to the current exhibition.
The writing group is led by Ben Cartwright (National Centre for Writing Escalator Talent Development Programme), building on the writing workshops he led for Artspace last year. The sessions begin with a prompt and exercise, and a look at a short text extract (there’s nothing like reading to inspire writing), followed by time to write in. Perhaps the door will be open and you can write to the sound of the sea.
It is pay what you feel like. Our hope is that we can build a group to support each other.
All kinds of writing are welcome. From published authors, to bedroom poets, and those who used to write and now just don’t seem to have time. Use our sessions to nurture your creativity, give yourself permission to put pen to paper, and have the support of others who share a fascination for putting the world and feelings into words. Hopefully, this communal writing will bring a sense of calm and shared purpose. With a chance to learn and think together. All disciplines are welcome, from poetry to fiction, nature writing to travel accounts, memoir and crime, and people who don’t believe in boxes.
We hope that Artspace will be a home and safe space for all kinds of artists, and this includes being a place for writers to be inspired and enthusiastic about their craft.