Creative Wordshops May 2019 What’s on …

Storyshops/ Writeshops/ Conversations

If you want these in your area ask ask ask..

On line writing support I facilitate writing courses for folk afar. Wherever you are in the world you can be part of a ‘virtual’ group

1 Somerset West

Magic Carpet Writing Group R690 (6 sessions) Next meeting Wed 29 May 18.30 – 21.30 Need to be part of a fun-loving supportive thinking/being group of aspirant writers? …. we meet in an art studio. Writing exercises, conversation, energy, soup and wine. Beginners are welcome… make writing friends …. Our theme the Hero’s Journey… creating your myth

2. Pringle Bay

Poetry Moments Monthly bring and share your own or poems you live and love … a freebie….. next eve Tues 21 May

3. Johannesburg

A storyshop/wordshop for a local parish – St Mark’s North Riding 27/28 April

4. Sedgefield

Writing from the Edge of you: A Creative Wordshop Sun 2 June 09.30 -16.15 R650

We often write from the edge of ourselves, moments of ecstasy, moments of grief. Moments when we entered an experience and emerged another person, nuanced, aware. Come and explore these threshold moments. Come and enrich your life. We can all learn to write and tell our stories. And breathe life into them. This wordshop offers a safe place to explore your innate creativity and imagination and letthe words find you.Writing involves a conversation with yourself and with others. An exchange of energies. A skill drawn from attention, presence and openness – an organic process rather than a talent.

Venue: Karin Ritchie’s home: House 4 10 Heron Walk/Tartentaal St, Sedgefield

5. Windhoek/ Swakopmund

The Lost Art of Fathering: Story-theory and Story-telling Wordshops in Namibia 13-22 June Through the generous support of the Carl Schlettwein Foundation in Basel. I’ll facilitate a series of storyshops for: Men who as a group or individually act as fathers to children in need /‘Fatherless’ Children-Teenagers/Youth groups/ Mondesa Youth Opportunity /Single parents

6. Johannesburg

A String of Beads Writing Wordshop Threading your story and life Sat 29 June 2019 09.30 – 16.15 R780

This bead wordshop is for those who wish to:

  • learn and practice the craft of writing
  • find support and good company
  • explore their creativity and imagination
  • find their voice
  • connect to readers

Beads feature in many cultures and faiths. Some sets are created from organic materials such as grasses, cocoons, shells, gems, crystals and ostrich eggs. There are rosaries such as ‘Our Lady Queen of Africa’ threaded with semi-precious stones.

Upheavals, rituals, joy and suffering have inspired other bead work. Beads honour ancestors. They can be created around passions, exchange, relationships, meditations, significant symbols. The configurations are endless.

In the wordshop we create a set of beads, assign meaning to each bead and string our words around this structuring device. Each bead holds a kaleidoscope of stories asking to be told. So the beads act as a prompt. Beginner writers are welcome. Bring writing materials, beads for mix and match and a lunch to share. I’ll provide tea and coffee. And will supply some extra beads

Venue: TBA