Creative writing classes

I think this horrible health crisis has sadly made us think a lot about the things we love and the things we take for granted. My passion is communicating with fellow writers, students and the wonderful people I meet along the way. Never in a million years did I think I would be in danger of losing that contact. However, people are facing much worse things. Sending love to you all xx

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For the foreseeable future, all my courses will be conducted via Zoom. Class sizes will be limited, but this greater flexibility will mean I can offer you a choice of virtual meeting times, and of course I will make all of the course content available to you afterwards. I will also offer feedback, advice, encouragement and generally share the love!

 

SO- drum roll, please- the following courses will be available to you from April. Date to be arranged.

 

NOW ONLINE!

VIRTUAL WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL 

Beginning something new can be daunting, and the wealth of writing courses, opportunities and advice on offer may seem confusing and perhaps even intimidating for fledgling writers keen to dip their toes in the creative pool. What you really need is a safe, supportive space in which to try out your ideas.

That’s where I come in!

First Steps in Fiction     

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4-week block 

*generating ideas

*setting

*character

*emotion.

Poetry for Pleasure

4-week block 

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*finding form

*metaphorically speaking

*nature poetry

 

Creative Non-Fiction

4-week block 

*Journals, letters and blogs

*A tale to tell: life writing and memoir

*Travel writing

*Creativity and wellbeing

 

Each four-week block is £50 (payable in advance), and can be taken separately. However, sign up for all three blocks and enjoy a £30 discount, that’s 12 classes for £120

All we need is enthusiasm and the wonders of modern technology. Supply your own coffee and cake! Contact me for details at  sandrairelandauthor@yahoo.co.uk

Gift vouchers available.

 

NOW ONLINE! Coming in June

Finding Inspiration through Folklore

‘There’s no such thing as an original idea.’ (Mark Twain)

For as long as humans have been able to tell stories they have been finding ways to re-imagine them. This series of five workshops is a must for everyone with an interest in the creative arts. We’ll look at the various themes and ideas associated with our storytelling heritage and discover what they can bring to our own practice, whether that’s writing, drawing, poetry, music, needlework, craft, etc.

WEEK 1 An introduction- Scottish folklore and how to be a ‘story keeper.’

WEEK 2 If you go down to the woods today –the forest and the folklore of trees

WEEK 3 Sink or swim – the mythology of water

WEEK 4 If stones could speak – from pebbles to mountain. Why we’re drawn to rock

WEEK 5 Archetypes- characters from folklore; witches, fairies and more

 

This course is £60. Please email sandrairelandauthor@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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