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Mon, Mar 13 · 11:30 PM UTC
The artist's way week two.
Group name : The Artist's Way • New York, NY
Group name : The Artist's Way
New York, NY
Tue, Mar 14 · 12:00 AM UTC
Words of the wellspring virtual writer's workshop.
Group name : Words Of The Wellspring • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : Words Of The Wellspring
Mon, Mar 20 · 11:00 PM UTC
What am i really feeling.
Group name : Writing as an outlet to process emotions • Bronx, NY
Group name : Writing as an outlet to process emotions
Sat, Mar 11 · 7:00 PM UTC
Monthly in-person meeting (zoom attendance available).
Group name : New York City Writers Critique Group • New York, NY
Group name : New York City Writers Critique Group
Fri, Mar 10 · 9:00 PM UTC
Channel your expertise into a book.
Group name : Creative Writing Workshops in Westchester County • Rye, NY
Group name : Creative Writing Workshops in Westchester County
Thu, Mar 16 · 11:30 PM UTC
March's post-apocalyptic book: scattered all over the earth.
Group name : The Freebird Brooklyn Post-Apocalyptic Book Club Meetup • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : The Freebird Brooklyn Post-Apocalyptic Book Club Meetup
Sat, Mar 11 · 4:00 PM UTC
Shut up & write™ saturday morning.
Group name : Shut Up & Write!® Woodbridge • Woodbridge, NJ
Group name : Shut Up & Write!® Woodbridge
Mon, Mar 27 · 11:00 PM UTC
Writing group meeting on the upper west side.
Group name : NYC laid-back writing group • New York, NY
Group name : NYC laid-back writing group
Sat, Mar 11 · 6:30 PM UTC
In-person writing group in bay ridge at city league coffee roasters.
Group name : Brooklyn Women's Writing Group • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : Brooklyn Women's Writing Group
Fri, Mar 31 · 3:00 PM UTC
2023 national black writers conference biennial symposium | center4blacklit.
Group name : Harlem Writers United • New York, NY
Group name : Harlem Writers United
Tue, Mar 21 · 9:35 PM UTC
Group name : Staten Island Writers • Staten Island, NY
Group name : Staten Island Writers
Staten Island, NY
Sun, Mar 19 · 5:00 PM UTC
Amateur writers of long island on zoom 3.19.23.
Group name : Amateur Writers of Long Island • Huntington, NY
Group name : Amateur Writers of Long Island
Tue, Mar 14 · 11:00 AM UTC
Nyc early morning writers group -- later morning session.
Group name : NYC Early Morn Writers - Zoom Meetup • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : NYC Early Morn Writers - Zoom Meetup
Wed, Apr 5 · 11:30 PM UTC
Writers space saloon: winning tiktok strategies for authors.
Group name : Writers of the Weird Meetup Group • Waldwick, NJ
Group name : Writers of the Weird Meetup Group
Tue, Mar 14 · 4:00 PM UTC
Writing workshop on zoom with prompts, micro-lessons, and submissions..
Group name : Westport Creative Writers (Tuesdays 12 noon & Weds 7 PM ET) • Westport, CT
Group name : Westport Creative Writers (Tuesdays 12 noon & Weds 7 PM ET)
Sat, Mar 11 · 8:00 PM UTC
Black and african women writers networking.
Group name : Philly Black And African Women Writers Group • Philadelphia, PA
Group name : Philly Black And African Women Writers Group
Tue, Mar 14 · 11:30 PM UTC
Writing under the influence - the keep.
Group name : Writing Under the Influence • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : Writing Under the Influence
420 Friendly Writer's Group @ Grace Health & Wellness Center
Group name : 420 Friendly Writer's Group! • Brooklyn, NY
Group name : 420 Friendly Writer's Group!
Mon, Mar 13 · 10:30 PM UTC
Jcw nonfiction workshop (in-person).
Group name : Jersey City Writers • Jersey City, NJ
Group name : Jersey City Writers
Jersey City, NJ
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The Studio was founded by Sarah Davy in October 2020. The aim was to bring writers together to build a sense of community and inclusion in uncertain times, and to amplify the voices of Northern writers that so often feel left behind.
Since then, we’ve welcomed writers to our online sessions from across the North of England and the world. And we want to keep going.
We help writers do what matters…write. And we think the best way to write is to write together. To share ideas, offer up support and shout from the rooftops when things go well. We also know that it isn't always easy. So we want to be here for those times too.
Only you can write what needs to be written. But letting others in can open doors and windows to new words, worlds and opportunities.
Everyone is welcome to join our sessions, wherever you are and whatever you’re working on. You’ll find friendly Northern facilitators and a welcoming community of writers. The North is not an island. Let’s get together and make sure everyone hears what we have to say.
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Swagbag Stories Writers and Artists Group (SSWAG) is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. We write and illustrate for children and young adults. For more information about our group, see About Us .
When the pandemic struck and lockdown happened, we came up with a way to fill some time and stay in touch. A writing relay. The first chapter was written and sent to the next person to take it where they chose. Just like the story, we could never have imagined where the project would end up. Enthusiasm, laughs, camaraderie, and let’s be honest, frustration, all culminated in a book about a teenage inventor and an adventure where everything changes.
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Each meeting is a mixture of reading out what we have written, writing more, and activities to encourage us to try new ideas and ways of expressing ourselves. We use pictures, objects, single words, enigmatic sentences and games to stimulate ideas. Everyone's ideas are welcome, we all write together. Whether it is reminiscence, fiction founded on experience, a flight of imagination, an idea for a story or a poem - we all have a life-time of stuff ready to flow onto paper! Come and pick up a pen and you will be amazed at what you can do. Don't think, "I won't know what to write about". You will be given prompts, titles and ideas to send you on your way. The way we work involves a lot of short spurts of writing, and the chance to do a longer piece at home. Keeps the brain really active!
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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME.... particularly beginners at writing PS If you are an experienced or even published writer you are very welcome. There is perhaps a need for a Writers Group where members can discuss their writing in progress. Would anyone like to start one?
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Writers' Inner Voices
Creative Voices: An overview
From 2018–2019, our study of writers’ inner voices provided the basis for a series of workshops with creative writing groups in and around County Durham. The events were facilitated by John Foxwell and David Napthine (Writer in Residence, Hearing the Voice) and culminated in a full-day workshop on ‘ Creative Voices ’, which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne in May 2019. The aim of the workshop was to demonstrate how our research into inner voices could be connected with the practice of writing.
Here we present the exercises we created for the Creative Voices workshop, alongside our research into the way writers experience the presence, agency and voices of the characters they create and how these might be accounted for. We also consider what’s going on when we ‘think’ outside of writing, and the kinds of inner voices which we are both producing and listening to all the time in everyday life.
Perhaps the most important thing we found in our research – and something that’s worth bearing in mind as you explore the materials on this part of the site – is that all writers are different. There was a great deal of variation in pretty much every area we asked about, from whether or not writers ‘heard’ and/or ‘saw’ their characters, to whether or not they controlled them, to whether or not the character ‘hung around’ after the story was finished. Since the exercises are based on what these writers told us, they are also quite varied – so there are some you might find useful, and some just might not strike a chord with you.
The information and resources in this section of the site are all available to download in a single booklet: ‘ Creative Voices: Resources for writers ’.
Our creative writing exercises cover four distinct themes: inner speech, dialogue, enactive imagination, and agency. Each exercise can be completed alone, with a partner, or as an activity at a creative writing group. We recommend that you work through the exercises in numerical order – click on the buttons below to find out more.
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Amanda manages to create an inclusive group that allows each participant to achieve their own goals. Each writer is valued and their work celebrated – everyone is given the opportunity to learn and to contribute.
Student – WEA Creative Writing at Brunswick Methodist Church
When I worked with Amanda I was so impressed with her ability to talk to people and get them excited and engaged in writing. She has so many wonderful and easy tricks and techniques to get people started. Her approach draws you in so you feel like you’re in a true collaboration. That’s a real skill for a teacher or workshop leader.
John Quinn – Lead Practitioner, MaGPiE Project
If you’d like me to run a course or workshop or to talk/read at an event please contact me .
I’m an experienced adult education tutor who can help people from all backgrounds develop their skills and enjoy writing. I teach creative writing for the Workers Educational Association and other organisations and deliver workshops and other writing related projects in various settings.
My sessions are designed to be inspiring and enjoyable. I work hard to make sure everyone feels included and I’ve had excellent feedback from participants.
You can find out about upcoming courses and workshops on my news page .
Exercises in writing dialogue.
Here are some of the workshops and courses I’ve delivered in the last few years:
- Group leader for New Writing North Newbiggin Hall Creates Writing Group (October 2022-March 2023).
- Drop in writing session for children and adults as part of family fun day at Galafield Youth Centre in Newbiggin Hall (December 2022).
- Creative Writing Taster for Ukrainian people making their home in Newcastle for Newcastle City Council Arts Team (September 2022).
- ‘Picture This’ online workshop on how creating and viewing art can inspire writing for the Crow Collective (July 2022).
- Front of house work at Hexham Book Festival, including as a guide for Deception Island – an immersive poetry, sound and film experience which took place inside a replica 1950s Antarctic hut (June 2022).
- Series of three workshops with a KS2 class at Newburn Manor Primary School which looked at how to take notice of and write about the local area as well as looking at how to use this real life experience to create fiction (March 2022).
- Workshop on life writing for the Northumberland Federation of Women’s Institutes.
- Creative Writing taster for wellbeing group at Cornerstones (Chester le Street Methodist Church).
- Artist Practitioner for Paul Hamlyn Teacher Development Fund MaGPiE Project with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (2019-2021). The project involved working in collaboration with a visual artist, museum staff, researchers, and teachers in order to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching in the primary classroom. My role included designing and delivering CPD for teachers, delivering creative activities in schools, and producing learning resources for teachers on how to use museum exhibits to prompt creative writing (you can see some of these resources here ).
- Workshops for the Northern Writers Studio Summer School on Ways Into Writing (with Sarah Davy) and Micro-fiction.
- Series of writing workshops at Fenham Allotments/online to engage and support people in recovery as part of Nicola Lynch’s Fenham Recovery Garden residency.
- Poetry workshop for International Women’s Day event at WHiST, South Shields (March 2019).
- ‘Brief Encounters: Writing and teaching flash fiction’ workshop at the National Association of Writers in Education Conference 2018.
- Delivered series of six writing workshops to help adults, children and young people respond creatively to the SEAM exhibition at Newcastle Mining Institute (June-August 2018).
- ‘Postcard Stories’ – stall at the Great Exhibition of the North Family Expo to encourage children and young people to write and read flash fiction (August 2018).
- Lead writer for the Durham Cuckoo Young Writers group looking at short fiction (June-July 2017).
- Workshop on flash fiction for Lit and Phil open day (2017).
- Northern Butterflies (Cramlington) – working with adults with learning difficulties to develop their writing and storytelling abilities (Jan-April 2017).
- Workshop on flash fiction for Books on Tyne at Lit and Phil (2016).
- Creative Writing Taster Session at Women’s Health in South Tyneside (2016).
- Workshop on flash fiction for New Writing North Creative Writing for Teachers programme (2015).
- Want to write but don’t know where to start? – workshop for beginner writers for Books on Tyne at Newcastle City Library (2015).
- Lit and Phil Young Writers Awards Mentor (2015).
- Workshops on short fiction for New Writing North Young Writers City programme (2015).
- Workshop on flash fiction for North Pens Writing Group (2015).
- Judge for Hysteria Writing Competition (2014).
Creative Writing Courses:
- Hexham Young Writers course at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre (October 2022-ongoing).
- Monthly Gather Creative Writing Group for Northern Writers Studio (January 2022-ongoing).
- Series of creative writing workshops for RT Projects, a mental health charity that uses art as a tool to give people resilience and a creative outlet (March-May 2021).
- Online creative writing courses for The Cultural Spring (November 2020-ongoing).
- Online creative writing courses for the WEA (March 2020-ongoing).
- WEA Creative Writing courses at various venues including Newcastle Mining Institute, Brunswick Methodist Church, Morpeth Methodist Church, South Shields Museum, Washington MIND, Shiney Advice and Resource Project, and Blyth Resource Centre.
- WEA Creative Storytelling at Washington Resource Centre – working with adults with learning disabilities to encourage them to write, tell and draw stories.
- Creative Writing at Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHiST).
- ‘Happy Jotters’ Writing Class at Gateshead Carers (2015-2018).
I also offer a mentoring and critique service – information on this one-to-one support for writers is available here .
“I had such a wonderful and relaxing time – it was an amazing course.”
Student – WEA Online Taster Session
“A positive, encouraging and supportive atmosphere in which to discover your own creativity.”
Using paint charts to inspire poetry.
“A delightful, easy-going introduction to writing in a friendly environment”
Workshop participant – Books on Tyne
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If you are an experienced or even published writer you are very welcome. There is perhaps a need for a Writers Group where members can discuss
All live and interactive sessions will be led by Stephanie and Lauren from the Children's Literature unit at Newcastle University. They're both writers and
workshop on 'Creative Voices', which took place in Newcastle upon Tyne in May 2019.
Want to write but don't know where to start? – workshop for beginner writers for Books on Tyne at Newcastle City Library (2015). Lit and Phil Young Writers