Writing Together - Online Creative Writing Workshops

As part of our tour to Barking & Dagenham, we are doing online creative writing workshops with Pen to Print. To book a place visit Pen to Print’s website Writing Together is a series of 3 workshops throughout March that explore experimental and creative ways to collaborate using writing, producing co-authored pieces of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. No previous experience required Tuesday 2nd March, 2:30-4:30pm Writing Together - Poetry This workshop focuses on using the Golden Shovel form to help us write poems by working with limitations. Borrowing from other poems, lyrics, phrases or even newspaper clippings, participants will write their own poems inspired by and using other peoples words. The Golden Shovel form is a poetic form created by award winning poet Terrance Hayes in homage to poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Tuesday 16th March, 2:30-4:30pm Writing Together - Fiction The second workshop focuses on creative games and writing techniques that will stitch together participants writing, bouncing off each other’s ideas, to form a complete co-authored short story by the end of the session. Tuesday 30th March, 2:30-4:30pm Writing Together - Non-Fiction Using artists’ manifestos as a creative structure to write collectively. Drawing on manifestos from a variety of artistic movements, we will look at ways in which writing can be used to make public declarations of ideas, principals & beliefs.Participants will work together to produce a workshop manifesto by the end of the session.