Archive for the ‘Writing groups and workshops’ Category

Christmas literary evening

The Pen and I writing workshops in Nairn are holding an evening of Christmas literary entertainment at the Little Theatre on Thursday 18th December. Guests are promised a rich mix of seasonal stories and poetry, all written especially for the night. Look out for news on next year’s workshops and a residential creative writing holiday on the Pen & I website at http://www.thepenandi.co.uk.

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Writing events at Culloden

Here’s an update on the writing activities from the National Trust for Scotland at Culloden. Note that the dates on my earlier post had the wrong weekdays in the dates. Thanks to Lilian for keeping me right.

Venue: Culloden Moor Visitor Centre

Sun 16th November 08, and Sun 14 Dec 08, both 2-4pm – “Hidden Stories” – workshops for adults with Lilian Ross, aimed at novice writers.

Sat 7th February 08, 2-4pm – Creative writing workshop for children with Greg Dawson of the Scottish Storytelling Centre

nb Standard admission charges to the visitor centre apply to all of the above.

Further information at www.nts.org.uk/Events/Find/2/

“The Pen and I” workshops

The next block of weekly half day writing workshops in Nairn starts on Friday 31st October 08. There are a few places still available, with sessions on Friday mornings and afternoons, covering a range of writing genres and techniques from poetry and fiction to articles.

Monthly full-day workshops start again on Saturday 27th October. Places are limited on these days which cater for those wanting to take their writing further.

Both workshops are held in St Columba’s Church hall, Nairn. For further information contact Norma Penfold on 01667 493664.

(Look out for a new annual open competition being launched by The Pen and I in January 09. Categories will include monologues, short fiction and poetry. )

Creative writing workshops at Culloden

More writing activities from the National Trust for Scotland.

Venue: Culloden Moor Visitor Centre

Sun 16th November 08, and Sun 14 Dec 08, both 2-4pm – “Hidden Stories” – workshop for adults with Lilian Ross, aimed at novice writers.

Sat 7th February 08, 2-4pm – Creative writing workshop for children with Greg Dawson of the Scottish Storytelling Centre

nb Standard admission charges to the visitor centre apply to all of the above.

Further information at www.nts.org.uk/Events/Find/2/

Nairn writing workshops

The autumn sessions of The Pen & I writing workshops will start on Friday 22 August in Nairn. There are several regular groups, led by Norma Penfold. Most places are taken, but if you’re interested ring Norma on 01667 493664. The workshops cater for writers of all levels of experience and offer the chance to develop your skills in all sorts of writing, from monologues and poetry to short and longer fiction.

Norma, a former journalist and a prolific writer herself, also offers individual mentoring and critique services, and is a reviewer for the Welsh Books Council. Highly recommended!