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Diving into Story - monthly writing workshops with Sandra Jensen
See dates & times in the side bar (right side)
We all have a story to tell, and our stories matter. Stories give us the chance to be heard, stories help us find out who we really are; stories connect us to others and perhaps stories help the world become whole.
We don’t always consciously know what stories we have within us to write, and even if we do, we often avoid actually putting pen to paper. Sitting down to a blank page is a dive into the unknown, a dive that takes great courage. We seek safety by putting on our ‘editor’s cap’ too soon, or by waiting for inspiration before we start writing. If we focus on what our story is going to be about, whether the writing will be good enough, or whether anyone will want (or not want) to read it, we stymie the creative process.
This monthly workshop will support you to discover the exhilaration and power of writing without preconceived ideas about what you should be writing or how you should be writing it, a thrilling and sometimes life-changing experience.
Your stories may be inspired from personal life, your intuition or your imagination, it does not matter: you will be encouraged to step out of your own way and open up your ‘child eyes’ to whatever wants to be expressed on the page. The focus of the workshop will be how to stop thinking about writing and to actually write.
Each workshop is themed, and by the end of the workshop, you will have begun at least one story, and you will leave knowing how to continue.
No formal writing experience necessary, and new participants always welcome, although numbers are limited to ensure individual attention.
Monthly on Sundays - enquire for dates
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Cost: £25 per person
WHAT TO BRING:
There will be tea and biscuits provided during a break, and please bring pen(s) and paper or a notebook. Please also bring a few sheets of plain A4 and something to press on.
If you are unsure whether these workshops are for you, a ‘taster’ price can be arranged so you can find out. Contact details are in the side bar to the right.
Sandra has coached writers and led writing retreats in Ireland, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S.A. She taught creative writing at The Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka and for the British Council in Colombo. She was a guest writer and panelist at the 12th, 13th and 15th International Conference on the Short Story in English. Sandra has over 40 short story, memoir and flash publications. Her awards include winning the 2012 bosque Fiction Competition and the 2011 J.G. Farrell award for best novel-in-progress. In 2019, she won first place in the Bridport Prize’s Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel.
You can find out more at: http://www.sandrajensen.net.
“Though none of us will live forever, our stories can. As long as one soul remains who can tell the story, the greater forces of love, mercy, generosity, and strength are continuously called into the world."~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Diving Into Story
For bookings and enquiries, please contact Sandra:
Or by contacting Sandra via the centre on 01273 220159 / [email protected]
£25 per person
Date & Time
- New dates tbc