This workshop is Part 1 of a series of 2. It can be attended either as a one-off or as a precursor to Part 2.
The Winter Warmers class is an intense writing workshop led by publisher and poetry editor Katherine Lockton. Katherine will provide writing exercises and focus on the following questions:
How do we show our readers what we want them to see? Should we even try?
To what extent do we control what the reader sees?
The class will first read works by poets such as Shakespeare and Christina Rosetti as a means of learning techniques to improve our writing and to set the workshop within a frame of reference. In analysing these writers’ works, we will look at the techniques used to make the reader see and feel what the author intended and how to apply their methods to our own writing. We will also discuss and explore ways to manipulate the reader and the role of authorial intent.
The workshop focuses on the creation of new material as well as honing your writing skills and participants will come away with a small body of creative work (2 or 3 first drafts.) There is a limited number of places available to ensure that the tutor has ample time to assist each and everyone taking part. All levels of writers are welcome. In addition, homework assignments, with the chance for personal feedback from Katherine, will be given to each participant.
Mulled wine and/or mince pies will be served on the day to keep the creative juices flowing and get you in the festive spirit.