Reading and writing have been proven to have a beneficial effect on one’s mental health and sense of self. Expressing yourself creatively can clarify, comfort and cajole. But sometimes we don’t know where to start. This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity to calm the inner critic, open the creativity valve, whilst also learning the basic elements of writing through fun, imaginative exercises.
What the workshop covers
In this workshop we will begin with how reading and writing can enhance your sense of well-being and purpose. We will look at where to get ideas and how to get started. Then, using fun writing exercises and discussion, we will explore what makes a good story. We will gather tips and ideas to create a writing toolbox that will help you write in your chosen genre. In the class you will write, read, share and discuss. Most of all, you will have fun and come away with a renewed sense of excitement about the creative writing process.
Justine Carbery is a writer, creative writing teacher and journalist. She lectures in Creative Writing in UCD and the Irish Writers Centre, and writes book reviews and features for The Sunday Independent and The Irish Times. Her short stories have appeared in Crannóg, From The Well, New Word Order, Herstory, New Tricks With Matches, Ireland’s Own.