Summer is here, the sun is shining (we hope) and there is plenty to keep you occupied at Nottingham Writers’ Studio this June.
To kickstart the month we’re pleased to welcome Glen Brown—who’s recently had his book Ironopolis published by Parthian—to the studio for a Q&A session and social.
Copies of the book are available at the event and if you ask nicely, we’re sure Glen will even be happy to sign them!
2 June, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We begin the next series of our very popular 6-week “Words for Wellbeing” course on the morning of 6th June.
With the therapeutic benefits of both reading and writing becoming increasingly recognised, Samantha Gray will help provide the tools for making new connections and discoveries, whilst nurturing your creative self and building self-understanding.
It’s said; ‘They can be like the sun, words. They can do for the heart what light can do for a field.’ (Juan de la Cruz)
So come along and enjoy a combination of reading, group discussion, and expressive/creative writing that will help promote growth and wellbeing.
6 June, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tutored Urban Writing Retreat
This is a fantastic day of informally connecting with other writers, immersing yourself in the creative zone, and writing to your heart’s content.
NWS chairperson Sarah Hindmarsh (writer of several books including the ever-popular 1001 Writing Prompts series) will lead the group, with a mixture of focused writing sprints, informal discussion time, and of course all-important tea and coffee breaks. Writing prompts and exercises are readily available for anyone that doesn’t currently have work in progress (or fancies starting something new!).
Just because your tutor might leave at 4pm, that doesn’t mean you have to!
10 June, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Writing memoir – taster course
Last of all, I want to tell you about a course that I am particularly looking forward to.
Writing a memoir can be an incredibly cathartic and uplifting experience, whether it’s something you’re writing with an aim of being published, something you hope to share with future generations of your family, or just something you’re choosing to write about for yourself and the pure joy (or perhaps purgative effect) of writing about your own experiences.
This session is run by Midlands-based songwriter and artist Fiona Oliver, writer of several books, and will explore the key elements of the memoir, as well as setting some writing exercises to help you plan and start your own memoir.
21 June, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
So there you have it—a quick glimpse of June’s calendar. For full details of all our events, please visit our Online Events Calendar