The course above, starting on March 9th, is fully booked as is a SECOND course starting on March 16th, in the same venue also on alternate Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30.
If you would like to hear about future courses please contact me using the comment box below.
I hope to develop an online course later this year.
Who is it for?
Any writer, beginner or experienced, who would like to try spontaneous writing (otherwise known as freewriting). Freewriting is a way to generate material that can be used as the basis of creative writing including poetry, short stories, memoir or novels.
When and where is it?
Kyffin Cafe is at the far end of the High Street, towards the railway station, in Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.
The dates are:
Saturday March 9th or 16th, Saturday March 23rd or 30th, Saturday April 6th or 13th
a break for Easter, then:
Saturday April 27th or May 4th, Saturday May 11th or 18th and Saturday May 25th or June 1st
Will I have to read my writing out loud?
No. Freewriting is by definition rough, private, usually illogical writing and you will never be expected to read this to the group. Later on in the course, when we start excerpting, editing and polishing the material generated by freewriting you’ll sometimes be invited to share that, but never compelled.
What do I need in terms of equipment?
I advise that freewriting is done by hand, so you’ll need a fast-flowing pen and plenty of paper. If you find handwriting difficult for any reason you can bring a laptop but it’ll be up to you to set it up (plug it in, keep it quiet etc). By the way, the room is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Will the classes be very serious?
Absolutely not. The whole point is to approach creative writing in the spirit of play and enjoyment. I’ll aim to keep order but I’m hoping it’ll be more like a party than a classroom! There will be games.