Autumn Adventures in Creative Writing

This event forms part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Flat Holm – A Walk Through Time

Date and Time
Date(s) - September 29, 2023-October 1, 2023
4:15 pm-8:00 pm

With its rich natural beauty and a fascinating history, Flat Holm is the ideal place to find inspiration for your creative writing. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some writing experience.

It is an opportunity to explore Flat Holm’s rich history and landscape while developing your own writing practice.

Throughout your stay, you will be encouraged to keep a journal to document in poetry and prose your own unique experience of staying on Flat Holm.

The course is structured to allow time for quiet contemplation, open, supportive facilitation and coming together to share stories and the writing journey. You will be encouraged to bring a mindful approach to your writing, using all your senses as you explore the island.

Using free-writing to encourage creative flow, there will also be the opportunity to practice writing in more structured forms such as Haiku – a perfect way to capture snapshots and key moments of your island experience.

Everyone will have the opportunity to contribute work from the weekend to be collated in a booklet that will be available online.

Leader details
Sarah Featherstone

Sarah Featherstone is an artist and writer based in Cardiff. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa, and has been a community tutor for six years, working with diverse groups of adults and children in many settings. She runs classes for Cardiff council’s adult learning programme and is a member of the Arts for Wellbeing organization Breathe Creative. She writes poetry, scripts and short stories and is interested in how writing and art can enhance mental and physical wellbeing.

ESSENTIAL Pens, pencils and notebooks suitable for working outdoors DESIRABLE You may wish to bring a laptop or tablet, however make sure it is well protected from the elements for the boat journey and note that space on the boat is limited

Price : £250

September 29, 2023 4:15 pm.

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