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Writing from images

13 July @ 10:00 - 16:00


In this interactive workshop, participants will use creative-based mediums and collage techniques as springboards for new and exciting story ideas.

Using collage techniques and images from magazines and books, you’ll be working on a series of collages to help develop ideas around character, setting and plot, culminating in a master collage that represents your overall synopsis.  Steve will then show you a series of moving images to help get you thinking about emotion in your writing before you take part in short writing sprints.

The aim of the course is to help generate ideas from different sources (Steve is a visual writer who is inspired by images either from his imagination or from the printed page, art or film), inspire playfulness and help us to better visualise our stories.

This is a perfect workshop to help generate new ideas for stories and is aimed at both young aspiring writers or those with a little more experience.

Please note:

  • Workshop 1 will run from 10 am until 12 pm and is aimed at children & teens.
  • Workshop 2 will run from 2 pm – 4 pm and is for adults aged 18+


About Steve Katon

Steve is an up and coming children’s writer and storyteller based in Nottingham. He is writing a middle-grade trilogy about a Victorian girl called Kitty Sparrowgrass who is friends with a cornish piskey and a gorilla. He is obsessed with stories in all of their forms. Apart from writing, he has dabbled in oral storytelling and would love to write a screenplay.

Book your place

The cost of the children’s workshop is £10 per person.

The cost of the adult workshop is £12 for NWS members and £18 general admission. Materials and refreshments included. Just bring a notepad and pen.

Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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13 July
10:00 - 16:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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