FREE creative writing workshops for people who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.
Come to as many as you wish – all offer something different.
We are running six workshops in Norwich, 10.30am-12.30pm on the following dates:
- 17 March – Session 1: Snapshots
- 31 March – Session 2: Object Lesson
- 14 April – Session 3: Nature (Trees)
- 28 April – Session 4: Nature (Weather)
- 12 May – Session 5: Nature: (Space)
- 26 May – Session 6: Coming Home
Please note, we only need you to book on one of the six sessions, but you can attend all sessions if you choose.
Session two – Object Lesson
- Working in pairs, students select objects from a random collection brought in by the tutor. They will discuss the objects, focusing not just on appearance but touch, sound, smell etc. Each pair will ‘present’ their object to the class eliciting key descriptive words from the tutor for the whiteboard.
- Writing exercise: put your object in a scene and write about it, using selected prompt words. Readings and feedback
About the tutor
Sarah Bower is a novelist and short story writer. She has taught creative writing for many years, in settings as various as sheltered accommodation for the elderly in Norwich to Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She also manages the Escalator and Emerging Translator Mentoring Schemes for the National Centre for Writing. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages. Her first novel, The Needle in the Blood, won the Susan Hill Award in 2007. Her short fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies and been read on BBC radio. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she was shortlisted for the Curtis Brown scholarship for 2001/2002.
Help is available with travel costs–please indicate this when booking. We can provide up to £5 per session for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend.
This is offered on a first come, first served basis up to a limited amount. You’ll need to bring a receipt/ticket to the session and be reimbursed on the day. Contact us if you have any questions.
If you have any other access needs, please contact us in advance so we can discuss the best ways to support your needs.
For more information, please contact us on 01273 234780 or via email on [email protected]
When31/03/2020 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
WhereNational Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall,
115-123 King Street,
How to book
You can book a place by completing the form below. We aim to keep the cost of our training free or as low as possible. Please consider making a donation below.