WriteWords offers a variety of creative writing workshops that give children and adults the opportunity to tell their own stories and share them with the wider world.
Beginners’ Creative Writing Workshops: Our beginners’ workshops are for people who have never written before and people who have started to write and want to create complete stories. During the workshops, you’ll learn about the ingredients of good storytelling, including plot, setting, characterisation and using the senses to evoke emotions and memories. Participants will write a story and share it with the group. You’ll receive feedback that will help you develop your story further, and you’ll learn how to give constructive feedback to your fellow writers.
Children’s Creative Writing Workshops. WriteWords offers week-long creative writing camps for 8-12 year olds during holiday periods and also delivers workshops in primary schools. These can be tailored to suit your school’s timetable. During the workshops, children will create characters, explore new worlds and take off on exciting adventures. By the end of the session, they’ll have created their very own story.
Writing in the Community: WriteWords delivers community-based creative writing workshops in a variety of settings, specialising in people with disabilities and older people. These workshops aim to help people discover the joy of expressing themselves through words regardless of age, background and ability. We will create short workshops tailored to the needs of your service users, which will give them the tools and confidence to tell their own stories. We will deliver the workshop in your premises, so that your service users will feel comfortable. Community organisations WriteWords has worked with include the National Council for the Blind, Waterford Libraries and Waterford Healing Arts.
Writing Consultancy. This service is particularly useful for people who have a specific writing project they want to embark on, or who would like to figure out what direction their writing should take. We offer one-to-one consulting sessions, lasting approximately one hour, which will help you develop a structure that will guide you towards creating a complete piece of writing. We will explore what drives you to write and how to draw inspiration for stories from your own life, your interests and your passions. Following your session, you will receive a report summarising the feedback given to you during your session and that feedback will help you develop your writing.