In a fit of organisational zeal last week, I organised a tonne of creative writing workshops that will see me through the summer. Good-quality, reasonably priced venues in my area are hard to come by, and I wanted to pounce on my favourite venue before the slots are all gone. So, I’ve set up three workshops for the coming months in that area, and there’s another workshop that I’ve been invited to give in a library.
The Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore, an ideal venue for writing workshops.
Here’s what you can expect from the WriteWords creative writing workshop stable in the coming months.
Easter Children’s Writing Camp
This camp will be happening over two afternoons in the second week of the Easter holidays, when parents are beginning to tear their hair out wondering what to do with their offspring. My camps are all for children aged 8-12, the perfect age to start writing, before inhibitions kick in. They’ll have great fun travelling to lands of their own making, creating characters with magical powers and making up stories that could go absolutely anywhere. It’s happening at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore, Co. Waterford, on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April, from 1-4pm. The price of the camp is €40.
Memoir Writing Workshop for Adults
Following the success of my last memoir writing workshop for adults in Tramore, I’m doing another one on Sunday 12 May. Like the last workshop, it will be a chance for you to tell the story of your life. A lot of people find that they’re drowning in material from their lives and don’t know where to start. This workshop will give you a structure that will help you shape your ideas. We’ll also take a journey through the senses, to explore how the senses trigger memories and emotions. If this sounds interesting to you, it’s happening on Sunday 12 May from 10.30am to 3.30pm in the Coastguard in Tramore. The cost is €50.
Summer Children’s Writing Camp
In the long and hopefully hot month of August, I will be giving a children’s summer writing camp, and I’ll be going back to my usual format of a three-day camp. As well as learning the techniques of story, they’ll come away with their own completed story, which gives them a real feeling of accomplishment. The camp will happen on three mornings, on August 6, 7 and 8, again in the Coastguard. What can I say? It’s a venue that has everything. The cost of this camp will be €60, and it will run from 9.30am to 1pm each day.
If you’re living in the Waterford area and you’d like to book one of these workshops for yourself or your children, you can email email@example.com or call 051 386 250. And if you’d like to find out more about the workshops WriteWords offers, check out our Writing Workshops page.