Booking has opened for my first ever writing workshop!
23 Lee Road
London SE3 9RQ
29 January 2012 3 to 5.30pm
Join me for a taster session on writing (particularly fiction) using all your senses, with an emphasis on hearing.
Write to a background of the Blackheath Orchestra rehearsal of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream incidental music and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Mendelssohn was inspired by Shakespeare, how will Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky inspire you?
Everyone welcome, bring a laptop with enough battery, or a big pad of paper and lots of pens and plan to have fun!
Workshop fee: £10 advance booking via Blackheath Halls essential +44 (0)20 8463 0100
I’m planning for this to be part of a series of workshops exploring the influence of each of the senses in turn: what do we notice, what do we edit out without realising, how does that influence what we write about, how does it impact our choice of language? Although I approach this from a fiction perspective, I anticipate the workshop will be as much fun and just as useful for poets or those writing creative non fiction – memoir, website copy…
As with Writing with Your Ears, I hope to hold at least some of the workshops in appropriate venues: so taste (A Taste for Words) in a restaurant ( or a chocolate shop… though that might be too distracting);
smell (Sniffing out the Story) in a garden (I hope to be running this at Sussex Prairies, Henfield, West Sussex, date yet to be confirmed, but also looking for London Gardens); sight (Sight Lines) in an art gallery, and so on. It gets more difficult with touch (A Feel for Language) – what do I mean by feeling, does it include emotion and motion? Yes, but they’re different… I’d love to use a steam train for motion.
I also hope to run the workshops as a series in my local community libraries in Lewisham, in small museums, and anywhere else that’s interested, the quirkier the better!
If you know of a venue who would like to host, please get in touch.
If you’d like to be on a mailing list for when these plans firm up please contact me
Copyright Cherry Potts 2011