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Writing for Self Discovery Workshops

Writing for Self Discovery workshops

Summer 2018


Small group workshops facilitated by Alison Clayburn (M.A. Creative Writing for Personal Development) at Canada Water Library (next to Canada Water bus/train/tube station) Rotherhithe London SE16.


Saturdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm


These workshops use creative writing to explore both personal and collective responses to a common theme, and then produce creative nonfiction, poetry or story.



A house is a good analogy for the self. It has ways of entering and leaving, seeing out and letting in our surroundings. It is also, hopefully, a place of protection. We will examine its openings, or apertures, in turn, to find out what memories they conjure and what they can tell us about our current experience.

May 19 2018 - Windows

What do we see when we look outside? What let’s in light and air?

June 16 2018 Doors

How do we get in and out of ourselves, face the world and retreat?

July 7 2018 Skylights

What happens when we look up at the sky? How does the celestial feel?

Ideas will be shared in confidence and draft pieces feedbacked. The group will be small, confidential and supportive. Cost: £75 for three, £60 for two, if booked together. £35 for one. The booking deadline is three days ahead of each workshop.

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