Stay Home summer Sundays 2020

Our new Stay Home Summer Sundays offer three half-day themed sessions that take place using the Zoom app. If you haven’t used Zoom before, just download it here and have a practice with a friend beforehand. It’s easy to use and is the next best thing to being together in real life.

The sessions start at 10.00am and finish at 1.00pm. We will open the Zoom meeting room at 9.45am and there will be regular breaks. Each session includes some tuition, writing time, and time for sharing and discussion. As always, sharing is optional.

Bring your pen and notebook, your choice of hot beverage and sweet snack for the break, and enjoy a morning of writing in the company of our online community.  We look forward to welcoming you into our Zoom room.

 

Flash Fiction: full-on fiction, but fast – Sunday 10 May

Learn how to tell complete stories that pack a punch in anything from 10 words to 1,000 words. We will apply the adage ‘less is more’, enabling you to write stories that are intense and engaging to read, and will introduce you to techniques that will strengthen your longer fiction as well.

Poetry: making the personal poetic – Sunday 7 June

There’s a poem in every one of us. By the end of this morning we will have helped you find yours. We will look at examples that use free verse, rhyming and close form, and find images and metaphors to make your poems take flight.  

Blogging: the art of online storytelling – Sunday 19 July

Blogging is a great way to find an audience and get your writing out into the world, whatever your passion. This day will look at how to develop themes for blogging, how to structure short blog pieces, and how to retain readers’ interest over time.  

Cost

One workshop – £20.00 

All three workshops – £55.00

Schedule

  • Zoom meeting room open from 9.45am
  • Session starts at 10.00am
  • Session ends at 1.00pm

Please familiarise yourself with the Zoom app before the sessions. We will be using the mute and unmute functions, and the chat function.

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NB: We are STILL experiencing some glitches with our booking form process and some  forms are not coming through to us. If you complete a booking form, DO please also email us – thewritingretreat@btinternet.com – to let us know you have sent it. If the form doesn’t arrive, we can then contact you, otherwise we may miss your booking. Thank you.