Always wanted to write? Then stop dreaming and become your dream. Revolutionise your writing. Tackle self-doubt. Gain strength and a sense of community.
Book now for Ignite, a six-week course of women-only creative writing workshops in Edinburgh city centre.
Through Ignite, you’ll learn how to push through doubt, reduce fear of the blank page, become disciplined in your practice and enjoy writing so much more. You’ll also become skilled in characterisation, dialogue, creating dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques.
If you haven’t written creatively before but always wanted to, or if you haven’t written for some time and want to kick-start your practice, then this low-cost, intensive course is for you.
Six weekly sessions, beginning Saturday 21st January 2017
Session dates: Saturday 21st and 28th January, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February 2017
Times: 21st Jan: 10.30am-12.30pm; 28th Jan: 1.30pm-3.30pm; 4th, 11th and 18th Feb: 10.30am-12.30pm; 25th Feb: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Venue: Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close Canongate, Edinburgh
Cost: £79.99. You can pay the entire balance in one transaction, or reserve your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £29.99.
Write like a Grrrl welcomes self-identifying women of all ages and backgrounds
Feedback from Write Like a Grrrl Edinburgh:
- ☆ “Write Like a Grrrl has given me the confidence and inspiration to develop my writing style, and learn new techniques to help me do this. The women in the group, all at different stages of writing, really support each other – I would recommend this course to anyone considering it. I don’t feel as shy as I did about writing; where I used to keep it to myself I now want to share it with others.”
- ☆ “Great content and brilliant to get the chance to meet other aspiring writers. Claire is fantastic, very knowledgeable, a great teacher: includes and makes everyone feel involved and valuable.”
- ☆ “Fun, friendly, informative. Whatever issue or goal you have in writing, this will definitely help. Twelve hours of classes has gotten my writing further than years of thinking I was trying.”
Attendees of other series of Write Like a Grrrl have also described the sessions as: “perfectly pitched, informative, inclusive, and empowering,” “informal and supportive,” “friendly and collaborative,” “fantastic” and “a good mixture of practical exercises and useful advice.”
Claire Askew started out her writing life as a poet: her debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published in 2016 by Bloodaxe Books. Claire’s poems have been twice shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and This changes things was shortlisted for a Saltire Award for Best First Book in 2016. She’s also a novelist, and her debut novel-in-progress is represented by Nelle Andrew of Peters, Fraser and Dunlop. The book was longlisted for the 2014 Bridport Novel Award and won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Claire is also a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner and was selected as a 2016 Scottish Book Trust Reading Champion. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Women’s Poetry from the University of Edinburgh.
Book your place below by paying for all six sessions in one transaction (£79.99), or reserve a place with a deposit of only £29.99.
If using the deposit option, the balance of the course fees must be paid by January 7th 2017.
Payment is via Paypal to keep your details safe and secure, and you don’t even need a Paypal account to make your payment.
If you get stuck or have any questions, please just drop us a line. Otherwise, we can’t wait to see you soon to start writing like a grrrl!