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After the sell-out success of the Brighton festival Scavenger Hunt – this fun, family friendly writing event has moved homes – to The Writer’s Place – with New Writing South. We’ll be back on the last Sunday of every month – and each time there’ll be a different theme and a new location – you’ll never write the same thing twice!
There’s something hidden on the streets of Brighton. Stories and poems lurk in every corner and it’s your job to find them! From your base at The Writers’ Place, you’ll be sent out with your secret, writing mission in a sealed envelope. Break the seal and follow the instructions inside, to scavenge together the ideas and inspiration for a story. Eavesdrop on people’s conversations, explore hidden spaces or find a trail of strange objects that tell their own tales. Then return to base with your notes and as Chief Story Scavenger – I”l help you turn what you found into a story or poem. This fun, 2 hour writing workshop for young writers aged 8-12 and their mums and dads, will get everyone’s imagination working
Bookings are with New Writing South, through their website. Tickets are just £20 for 1 adult and 1 child.
To celebrate National Flash Fiction Day – this month’s Waterstones Writing Workshop will have the theme of Flash! If you’ve never tried writing this oh-so-short but incredibly satisfying form of fiction – then this is your opportunity to try it. We’ll be using a range of picture prompts to write short short stories of 300, 200 or even 100 words.
Just for June, the Waterstones Writing Workshops will be on the FIRST MONDAY of the month (not the 1st Thursday) – June 3rd, from 5.30 – 6.45pm in the Waterstones Cafe. Join us for fun and inspiring creative writing games and exercises – all linked to our monthly theme. All writers welcome, whatever their level of experience – absolute beginners to Nobel Laureates! No need to sign up or register – just turn up with paper and a pen. There will be NO workshop in July – but we’ll be back in August on our usual 1st Thursday.
We are now a big and friendly group of writers (often 30 plus) – and I’m very grateful to Waterstones and Costa for continuing to host us for FREE. As a courtesy to them and to ensure we start the class on time – PLEASE can you arrive before 5.30pm, so that you have time to find a chair, order your tea or coffee and get settled before we start the class. This means Sky, the Costa manager, doesn’t get run off his feet and we all get maximum writing time. Thank you!
Waterstones is near the Clock Tower – 71 – 74 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1ZA Tel: 0843 290 8181 Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
I am still alive guys, please don’t give up on me just yet! I have plans to get back in the blogging saddle if I can just break away from The Simpsons Tapped Out and reruns of Keeping Up With Kardashians. It will happen, I promise! Now pass the remote…
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Photo: Marie Nilsson
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