One-day course: Writing as practice… with Joanna Pocock
A fun, practical workshop for writers who want to dive into free writing and see where it takes them.
A fun, practical workshop for writers who want to dive into free writing and see where it takes them. The concept of free writing has traditionally been seen as a technique in academic environments, yet it can also be used as a tool for creative exploration. While free writing often produces raw and even unusable material, it can help writers overcome writing blocks and build confidence by allowing them the freedom to practice text-production without judgement.
Participants will be asked to bring an object with them to the session. This will be used as a springboard for a piece of writing which will focus on place and on how we merge the personal with the political, the interior with the exterior. The day will consist of some free writing, exercises and discussions around creating character and plot, and the importance of point of view. Participants will be expected to write a short piece of prose, and the day will end with a workshop. No previous writing experience is necessary. But students must come armed with curiosity about the process of writing and a willingness to share their work.