Charlotte Smith is the woman behind Wordsmith – a new series of Creative Writing classes; hosted right here at The Boileroom; launching with a 6-week course on 29th Oct 2018.

Smith is a qualified newspaper journalist with a special interest in arts journalism. With 17 years’ experience in Europe and Dubai, as well as five years’ working as a creative writing tutor and mentor in Dubai and the UK.

Smith started out as an arts journalist for the newspaper, Creative Week in London, writing dance and literature features and later worked on European Vibe Magazine in Madrid, writing their ‘books pages’ (literary reviews). Smith later edited the Arts Review for Dubai Community Arts Centre.

How we do it? Usually workshops will start with a tutorial on the area of writing highlighted for that week, followed by an example to illustrate and a discussion. We will always have time to write on that week’s topic and usually there will be space to read some of your work at the end.

There will always be a piece of writing to work on at home and everyone is encouraged to read their work in the group and receive feedback – fellow students can be invaluable support in shaping your ideas and helping you form new ones.

What to Bring? An open mind and motivation, something you like writing with and a note book. Writing longhand is encouraged during workshop time.

Join us for all 6 workshops, or welcome to come drop-in to certain workshops. Spaces are very limited – this series of events is held upstairs at the venue.

 

Mon 29th Oct: How to get started – The ‘Right to Write’ and ‘Morning Pages’

Mon 5th Nov: Memory and Senses in Creative Writing – writing powerful and original description through our senses

Mon 12th Nov: Sense of Place – choosing a setting and power relationships with place

Mon 19th Nov: Writing with Intensity – techniques to build drama and tension in writing

Mon 26th Nov: Character – the importance of knowing your character

Mon 3rd Dec: Conflict in Story – how to propel your story forward with ‘good conflict’


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