Workshops - For Young People & Adults

Creative Writing Course - Decades

4 week course starting Thursday 5th May, 7pm - 9pm, Cost: £35

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrated this year, many folks are looking back through the changing times of the past 70 years. Take part in this innovative creative writing course facilitated by the poet Anne McMaster and trace your own path through these decades, building a confidently creative voice as you devise, discuss and create either poetry, flash fiction, memoir or prose. These workshops are open to new and experienced writers - just bring notebooks and memories! Notes, quotes and prompts accompanying each workshop will be emailed to participants after each session has concluded.


Nature and Creative Writing - What is Best in Us at Downhill Beach

Saturday 18th June, Downhill Beach, 10am - 12.00pm, Cost £11

‘Nature is loved by what is best in us,’ Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. These four walk/talk/write workshops (available to book individually or as a full course of four) facilitated by the poet Anne McMaster will give writers inspiring opportunities to respond creatively to the natural world. Take gentle wooded walks, carefully trace river paths, enjoy wonderful views and visit some of the most strikingly beautiful coastline on the island. The emphasis in each workshop is not on long hikes but on mindfully focused attention to stunning spaces that we often take for granted. As we walk and talk together, you’ll discover creative writing techniques, find inspiration with nature-based prompts and learn confident writing techniques that will allow you to capture your experiences on the page. Please dress for the weather and bring a small notebook/pen or your smartphone (if you have one). Notes, quotes and prompts accompanying each workshop will be emailed to participants after each session has concluded.


Nature and Creative Writing - What is Best in Us at Binevenagh

Saturday 2nd July, Binevenagh,10am - 12.00pm, Cost:£11

‘Nature is loved by what is best in us,’ Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. These four walk/talk/write workshops (available to book individually or as a full course of four) facilitated by the poet Anne McMaster will give writers inspiring opportunities to respond creatively to the natural world. Take gentle wooded walks, carefully trace river paths, enjoy wonderful views and visit some of the most strikingly beautiful coastline on the island. The emphasis in each workshop is not on long hikes but on mindfully focused attention to stunning spaces that we often take for granted. As we walk and talk together, you’ll discover creative writing techniques, find inspiration with nature-based prompts and learn confident writing techniques that will allow you to capture your experiences on the page. Please dress for the weather and bring a small notebook/pen or your smartphone (if you have one). Notes, quotes and prompts accompanying each workshop will be emailed to participants after each session has concluded.


Nature and Creative Writing - What is Best in Us at Roe Valley Country Park

Saturday 30thJuly, Roe Valley Country Park, 10am - 12.00pm, Cost: £11

‘Nature is loved by what is best in us,’ Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. These four walk/talk/write workshops (available to book individually or as a full course of four) facilitated by the poet Anne McMaster will give writers inspiring opportunities to respond creatively to the natural world. Take gentle wooded walks, carefully trace river paths, enjoy wonderful views and visit some of the most strikingly beautiful coastline on the island. The emphasis in each workshop is not on long hikes but on mindfully focused attention to stunning spaces that we often take for granted. As we walk and talk together, you’ll discover creative writing techniques, find inspiration with nature-based prompts and learn confident writing techniques that will allow you to capture your experiences on the page. Please dress for the weather and bring a small notebook/pen or your smartphone (if you have one). Notes, quotes and prompts accompanying each workshop will be emailed to participants after each session has concluded.


Nature and Creative Writing - What is Best in Us at Garvagh Forest

Saturday 6th August, Garvagh Forest, 10am - 12.00pm, Cost £11

‘Nature is loved by what is best in us,’ Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. These four walk/talk/write workshops (available to book individually or as a full course of four) facilitated by the poet Anne McMaster will give writers inspiring opportunities to respond creatively to the natural world. Take gentle wooded walks, carefully trace river paths, enjoy wonderful views and visit some of the most strikingly beautiful coastline on the island. The emphasis in each workshop is not on long hikes but on mindfully focused attention to stunning spaces that we often take for granted. As we walk and talk together, you’ll discover creative writing techniques, find inspiration with nature-based prompts and learn confident writing techniques that will allow you to capture your experiences on the page. Please dress for the weather and bring a small notebook/pen or your smartphone (if you have one). Notes, quotes and prompts accompanying each workshop will be emailed to participants after each session has concluded.


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