Spring is inching its way forward at last! I've been deep in dog-training mode with our retriever pup Alfie, who's now five months old. So I’m loving the longer days with the promise of summer ahead. It's also been a busy couple of weeks behind the scenes arranging new workshops and salons for Words Away and I'm really excited about what we have planned.
After the Easter break I’m collaborating again on some new workshops with the wonderful writing teacher Andrew Wille. On Saturday 21st April, we're bringing back Everyday Magic: The Four Elements of Creativity which sold out last November. It’s a fantastic workshop dedicated to igniting your creativity, with a focus on intuition and fun. You should come away from the day feeling energised and with fresh ideas on how to generate new writing. Our venue, the London Bridge Hive, is a newly renovated space two minutes walk from London Bridge Station and placed between Borough Market and New Bermondsey St. There will be lots of tea, coffee and cake on tap to feed your inner muse! You can read more about last year’s workshop and book a place via the links below.
On the 23rd June we’re also running a new workshop, The Craft of Revising, devoted to self-editing for authors. We have a very special guest lined up for the afternoon Q & A session - but more on that another time!
In the meantime, the monthly salons at the Tea House Theatre Cafe are going from strength to strength. Emma Darwin and I are looking forward to chatting with some cracking guest authors over the next few months. On the 30th April, we'll be talking about The Agony and Ecstacy of Writing Sex in Fiction with Michèle Roberts, followed by salons with Courttia Newland, Julie Cohen and Jenn Ashworth. We’d love you to come along and join in too.
Hope to see you soon.
Wishing you a Happy Easter,