2 May, 14 June & 4 July 2020

TUTOR Joanna Peace 
DAY Saturdays 1 – 3pm
DATES 2 May, 14 June & 4 July
PRICE: Take part in all three Creative Writing Explorations for £40 or £15 each
LOCATION Art Studios

This series of workshops will explore some of the fundamentals of creative writing, in the special context of the Studio Pavilion as art space. Through practical and explorative exercises, participants’ skill, confidence and enjoyment in using words as creative material will be developed, supported by reading and discussing writers from across genres and time periods.

Participants are encouraged to follow the full course, however it is also possible to drop-in to individual workshops.

Participants will leave this course with:
• Practical techniques and creative approaches for writing
• Appreciation of their existing knowledge, experience and capabilities
• Original writing – ranging from the starting point for a new project through to finished pieces of work
• Expanded knowledge of writers from across genres
• Confidence in sharing writing-in-progress with peers: with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback

Scribbling: Generating Material (Exploration 1)

This workshop focuses on generating the raw material for writing through quick and playful exercises; drawing upon participant’s existing knowledge and experience as well as the material and sensual world.

Skeletons: Structural Experiments (Exploration 2)

This workshop builds on the first to consider how the use of traditional and experimental forms of narrative structure can transform fragments of text into a body of writing.

Scratching: Editing Forms (Exploration 3)

In this final workshop we explore practical and creative forms of editing, bringing writing closer to being publication-ready. If you have not attended a previous workshop on this course, please bring a piece of writing-in-progress with you.

Book Creative Writing Exploration 1 here.

Book Creative Writing Exploration 2 here.

Book Creative Writing Exploration 3 here.

Your Tutor:
Joanna Peace is an artist, writer and educator based in Glasgow. Committed to supporting creative writing practice, Joanna has worked with a number of groups and organisations across Scotland and internationally on writing and publishing projects. Her own works in fiction, poetry and criticism have been widely published, performed and exhibited. Joanna has held Lecturer positions at the Glasgow School of Art and Plymouth College of Art, and is a founding member of Publication Studio Glasgow. She holds a Masters from the Glasgow School of Art and in 2017 completed a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching.

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