CFWA 2019 Workshop – Newcastle #2 – Food for thought

Workshop #1 (13/03/2019)
The weight of words

Can we really say more by using fewer words? Why do some words weigh more than others? Are some thoughts heavier than others? We’ll be looking at examples of haiku from around the world as well as the shortest story ever written – and we’ll have a go at writing our own.

Workshop #2 (17/04/2019)
Food for thought

From the groaning tables of Charles Dickens’ novels to the privations of Steinbeck’s dustbowl and Müller’s Soviet Russia, food has been written about extensively. In the hands of poets, it gets weird – you could be married with an onion ring and find humble mushrooms massing like an army. What item of food sets your creative juices going? Bring in a contribution if you want, though there will be plenty to choose from in the mystery bag.

Workshop #3 (15/05/2019)
Landscape and identity

Following on from our enormously popular colour workshop last year, we’ll be looking at abstract landscapes for inspiration. How much does landscape shape what we write? What does landscape tell us about ourselves? Landscapes have histories, just as we do.

Workshop #4 (05/06/2019)
What the fly saw and what I thought about it

Everyone has a story to tell, but what if a fly told it for us? Would it see the things we see? Would it say the same things we say? This workshop will explore narrative points of view and whether there is such a thing as objective reality.

Wednesday 13th March 2019
Wednesday 17th April 2019
Wednesday 15th May 2019
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Times: 10:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Figgis Room
Tyneside Cinema
10 Pilgrim St
Newcastle upon Tyne

Please note, you only need to book for one session and are able to attend all future drop in sessions.

Tutor: Pat Winslow worked for twelve years as an actor before leaving the theatre in 1987. She has published seven collections, most recently, Kissing Bones from Templar Poetry. She has earned recognition in many poetry competitions and her fiction has been anthologized and appeared in journals. For more information see Pat also blogs at

Help with travel costs is available. Please contact [email protected] for details.

Please note that due to popular demand these sessions have already filled up, you can email [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list and we will notify you closer to the date should a space become available, apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Figgis Room, Tyneside Cinema,
10 Pilgrim St,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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