Workshops

Creative minds wanted!

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce its schedule of adult writing workshops for the 2019-2020 competition cycle. The workshops are open to all writers 16 and older and are free of charge.

Although the workshops are free of charge, you must register here in order to attend. Please take a look at the schedule below and sign up for the workshop(s) you wish to attend.

Date/Time Trainer Venue Topic
October 5, 2019
9h30 – 12h
Helen Mundler Maison Des Associations de Strasbourg, 1a Place des Orphelins, 67000 Strasbourg Using Metaphor – How working a metaphor can pull your story together, make it richer, and help you think more deeply about how you can express yourself.
November 9, 2019
13h – 15h
Workshop full.
Hal D’Arpini Amerikanische Bibliothek, Kanalweg 52, Karlsruhe, Germany Narration – As always, Hal will take you through a chapter of Ursula K. Le Guin’s book, “Steering The Craft,” facilitating the discussion and administering the writing exercises provided to reinforce the ideas raised regarding this key element of writing.
November 23, 2019
14h – 16h30
Denise Donnio ARES, 10 rue d’Ankara, Strasbourg Why write, what about, where to start? – Freeing the writer within! Open to both beginners wanting to have a go at creative writing or more advanced writers in need of a few simple reminders.
December 7, 2019
10h – 12h30
Julia Weston Médiathèque André Malraux, 1 Presque-île André Malraux, Strasbourg Techniques to enrich stories – How to develop story ideas using simple writing techniques: simile, onomatopoeia, dialogue, and descriptive language to convey emotion and tone
January 11, 2020
14h – 16h30
Denise Donnio Maison Des Associations de Strasbourg, 1a Place des Orphelins, 67000 Strasbourg Sources for stories/finding inspiration – This workshop helps tap into the creative treasure we often can’t find at the right moment. Through fun “quick writes” and moments of reflection, we’ll use a creative approach to finding your story. Open to anyone in need of some time to focus on their own creativity.
January, 2020
Date and time TBD
Hal D’Arpini Carl-Schurz-Haus / Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Eisenbahnstraße 62, Freiburg, Germany Narration – As always, Hal will take you through a chapter of Ursula K. Le Guin’s book, “Steering The Craft,” facilitating the discussion and administering the writing exercises provided to reinforce the ideas raised regarding this key element of writing.
February 8, 2020
9h30 – 12h
Julia Weston Maison Des Associations de Strasbourg, 1a Place des Orphelins, 67000 Strasbourg Time to write! – Tips and reminders of essential elements in writing, including techniques, character, plot, settings, beginnings, endings, and editing. With dedicated time to write and share feedback.
April 25, 2020
9h30 – 12h
Susannah Gent Munsterhof, Salle Notre Dame, 9 rue des Juifs, Strasbourg Emotional dreams and structural analysis – Writing fiction involves two distinct processes; something that could be called ‘creative dreaming’, and a later process that might be termed ‘sorting it all out’. An exploration of these two aspects of writing and how the writer might maximise their productivity.

NOTE: Details are subject to change. Registered attendees will be notified of any changes.

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Free the writer within!