About the Summer of Writing: Every summer around August, I run five one-day workshops to inspire and develop your writing. It's the perfect time of year for writing in parks, gardens, pub gardens, and meadows – treat yourself and make it fun. If you can, I suggest you block off a full weekend for each workshop, so you can use the Sunday to write. If you can book a week or two off work, just for writing, all the better!
About the workshops: These full-day writing workshops are filled with creative, practical exercises. Each workshop can stand alone; I also make sure the five workshops together create a natural flow-through. All the workshops are multi-level (suitable for both beginners and experienced writers) and you usually have the option to create new ideas or to develop a work in progress.
How we choose the workshops: From September to February, you can add your ideas to the wish-list, then I collect your requests together with my own ideas and previous workshops, and create a long list. From March to April, you can vote from the long list for which workshops run. In April, I choose the 5 workshops with the most votes, and you can start booking your workshops for August. (This year I'll be limiting it to two of the new workshops and three of the others, to allow enough time for creating the new workshops.)
Note: Voting is open as usual, and I'll be keeping the voting open for longer than usual this year. I'll let you know when I set a new deadline to close the voting.
Booking your workshops: You can book workshops once the Chosen Five Workshops are announced. Some workshops fill up very fast, so people who've voted get first dibs on booking – I'll let you know the final selection a few days ahead of general advertising, so you can put your name down.
Vote from the choices below. You can also read...
Vote below by ticking the workshops you'd like me to run. You can read more detailed explanations of each workshop here.
Summer Saturdays in August, 10am – 4pm:
1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, and 29 Aug.
Usually, Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). There's free parking, a great bus route (#6), and beautiful canal-side walking routes. This year, they may need to be online.
The workshops start at £70 each; the more you book, the less you pay per workshop.
1 workshop £70 each
2 workshops £65 each
3+ workshops £60 each
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