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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

FREE creative writing workshops in Brighton

I am writer in residence on Tarner Stories, an exciting Heritage funded local history project. We are working with individuals and communities recording and recreating the stories of those that have lived and worked in a working class area in the heart of Brighton on the south coast...and I have two workshops coming up.
They are free. They will be fun. And they will certainly be different (as much as I like alliteration couldn't think of another approriate F word) 
PLUS...work produced may be published on the Tarner Stories website or in the book we will bring out in Spring 2012.
Want any more reasons for coming along? There's a free creche at the Centre and they serve up a nifty vegan lunch for £1.50. It just gets better and better doesn't it? Don't keep it to yourself.  Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested. (Did I mention it's free?)

Inspired by History
Monday February 7
10.30 am --- 3 pm
Together we will use the material produced by the oral history project to kickstart ideas and help us weave stories about the people who once lived and worked in the streets surrounding the Centre. We will write non fiction that brings the past to life and create poetry and stories that gives a feel of a time that has now vanished. The atmosphere will be warm and supportive - you don’t have to be an experienced writer to take part

Inspired by Women
Monday March 7
10.30 am – 3 pm
2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day which this year is on Tuesday March 8. To mark this special occasion we are running a workshop the day before to focus on the lives of Tarner women, turning history into herstory. Through the resources produced by the Tarner History Project we will  explore the struggles, concerns and achievements of local women of previous generations. Everyone – male and female, experienced writers and absolute beginners – very welcome. We will be writing fiction, non fiction and poetry.

*Tarner is an area in central Brighton mentioned in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock. Teenager Pinky is a violent gang leader - Tarner was the area he grew up in and where he never wanted to return

NO NEED TO BOOK JUST TURN UP AT BUCFP - Tilbury Place, off Carlton Hill.
Find out more about the project by clicking onto the title of this post

1 comment:

MorningAJ said...

Now if they were happening within spitting distance of Leicester.......