Join us online on April 3rd and 4th for our Creative Writing for Wellbeing Festival.
We're all cooped up indoors with nowhere to go, so let's get together online, connect, and share our love for words and wellbeing!
We'll be running this event through our Zoom account - it's open for anyone to attend (up to a certain amount, so don't forget to sign up to save your space!)
This event will be 'Pay What You Want'. Want to support Lapidus in what we do and help us run more events like this? Consider donating a small amount through the link below. Don't have the cash to spare? Not a problem. Join in anyway!
We've tried to keep this mini festival as short as possible. Each workshop will be no longer than 30 mins and the total event shouldn't run for more than two and a half hours. There will be an opportunity to share some of your own writing at the end of each session, should you want to.
Sign up for the festival by clicking on the button below. Remember: this is first come, first serve. If we run out of spaces, you will be put on a waiting list and informed when there is space.
If you'd like to share a little bit of money to help support Lapidus and its work, please click on the button below:
Creative Words for Wellbeing Mini-Festival
Day One - Friday 3rd April - 3pm to 5:30pm
2:45pm: Introduction and connection time with Richard Axtell
A short session before the festival begins for you to connect, grab a cup of tea and watch coordinator Richard Axtell awkwardly try to set everything up (while also drinking a cup of tea). Send him a message of support in the chat box and make him smile!
3:00pm- 3:30pm: WORRIED? WRITE!
With Elaine Konopka
Telling visual stories for TV, radio or film has been described thus: “Put your hero or heroine up a tree and throw rocks at them.” We will learn some of the basics of writing script, starting with character and dialogue. Bring an idea that has haunted you for a script, a story or a character. Led by Barbara Bloomfield, a former BBC producer in Southampton and former lecturer in creative writing. Picture is from her graphic novel, Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex.
4:15pm to 4:30pm: Break
Day Two - Saturday 4th April - 11am to 1pm
10:45am: Introduction and connection time with Richard Axtell
A short session before the festival begins for you to connect and grab a cup of tea. You can also watch coordinator Richard Axtell blink away the sleepy Saturday morning tiredness from his eyes. Send him a message of support in the chat box and make him smile!
11:00am - 11:30am: WORDS WERE ORIGINALLY MAGIC