Welcome to Witch Season, our four part workshop series delving into the mysteries of magic, horror, insight and creativity. These workshop have been designed around the phases of the moon in October.
Our tutors have been hand picked for their expertise to guide you through the moon’s power as the veil begins to thin. Join Brwn Girl in the Ring, Claire Askew, Gaynor Jones and Jo Flynn across the month, hone your craft, tap into your creativity and manifest your dreams.
Workshops will take place 7-9pm 3rd, 9th, 17th, 25th October
Book a place for each workshop or get all four workshops with our Witch Season Ticket
New Moon in Scorpio
As Samhain creeps up, delve into some strange, spooky, and downright scary stories. In this frightening (but friendly!) session with horror fanatic Gaynor Jones we’ll be considering fear and how we can approach it in our writing. We’ll look at classic and contemporary pieces, and use discussion and prompts to create our own uncanny, uneasy, unsettling tales.
Gaynor Jones is a writer and performer currently based in Oldham. She has won the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award and was named Northern Writer of the Year at the 2018 Northern Soul Awards.
Her short fiction has been published in various literary journals and anthologies and her writing has been nominated for accolades including the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. She has been placed or listed in numerous writing competitions including the Anton Chekov Award for Short Fiction and the Mslexia flash fiction competition. She has created bespoke spoken word pieces for the Not Quite Light Festival and the Words & Music Festival and performed at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe with For Books Sake.