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The Writing Life

12 February @ 14:00 - 16:30

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One event on 12 February, 2020 at 14:00

One event on 11 March, 2020 at 14:00

The Writing Life is a programme of writer support, directed by Cathy Grindrod in partnership with Nottingham Writers’ Studio.

About this Event

The Writing Life is a series of three sessions focused on your personal development and goals as a writer. Each session will be a mix of discussion, short practical and reflective writing tasks. This will also be an opportunity to get to know other writers and share information about becoming involved in the East Midlands writing community.

Session 1: Taking Stock

Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 2.00 pm-4.30 pm

How do you view yourself as a writer? How would you define your experience so far and what does ‘success’ mean for you? What do you need to enable you to fully enjoy your writing process? Throughout this workshop, we will reassess our life priorities and set our individual writing goals for 2020.

Session 2: Making it Happen

Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 2.00 pm-4.30 pm

Where, when, who and what do you write? Could this work better for you? Is ‘Why do you write?’ an easy question to answer? In this session we will reassess the way we structure our lives and environment around writing and consider what changes we can make as individuals to give us the time, space and motivation for writing.

Session 3: Keeping Faith

Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 2.00 pm-4.30 pm

The most important thing a writer can do is to write. So why, when we have set goals and decided to prioritise our writing, do so many of us find ‘just writing’ difficult? We will consider all the obstacles preventing us from writing, what might be at the heart of these and how rethinking our assumptions and approach might positively change our process.

About Cathy Grindrod

Cathy Grindrod is a Derbyshire writer of poetry, plays and memoir. Her work has been widely published and performed. She is a trained mentor and life coach and an experienced writing facilitator for writers of all levels of experience. She specialises in Writing for Wellbeing, work for which she was awarded an Honorary MLitt by Derby University in 2014. Cathy directs the Writer Highway programme of support for writers, with 70+ current active members. The Writer Highway provides excellent writing tuition alongside one to one support sessions, which take into account each writer’s individual needs, priorities and challenges.

Book your place

The Writing Life can be booked as an ongoing series, or as individual sessions. The cost for all three workshops is £75 and a single workshop is £30. Book your place below.

Places limited to 8 per session.

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12 February
14:00 - 16:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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