Sunday 14th October 10am-5pm.
Price: £60 for the day (or the discounted price of £100 total if you also book for the ‘Re-Find Your Wild Self’ workshop)
Bristol Green House, Ashley Down, Bristol
In this creative writing workshop, Bridget introduces techniques to strengthen writing in all genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spoken word). Topics, and skills taught will include:
- Bringing passion, power and aliveness into writing
- Using sensory impressions
- Accessing body sensations
- Harnessing emotion
- Movement and Rhythm
- Point of view
- Character and Dialogue
- Balancing pre-planning/structure with spontaneity
- First and second draft process
- Moving from creative block to creative flow
- The relationship between the ‘wild self’ and ‘wild writing’
Bridget will also devote time to the ground-breaking work, and flourishing market, of the ‘new nature writers’ whose mission is to rebuild community and reconnect us with the natural world.
All levels of experience welcome.
Handouts are included in the cost of the workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Bridget Holding is a former screenwriter. She cites the highlights of her early career as including being a winner of the Sky MovieMax Short Film of The Year Award, working briefly on the editing of The Full Monty, and kissing Keanu Reeves (unfortunately only on the cheek). She is also a UKCP registered arts-based psychotherapist. Articles about her, or by her have appeared in The Telegraph Newspaper, Writing Magazine, The Psychotherapist, and Saga Magazine. She’s a former associate lecturer for The Open University, and has been a tutor of creative writing for The University of Exeter since 2008. Based in the French Pyrenees, Bridget is the founder of Wild Words, courses to unleash the passion, power and vitality in your words.