There was one intensive Give Your Writing Workshops during 2023, which was held on Saturday 18th March. The participants greatly enjoyed it and gave very positive feedback.
Dates for 2024 have not yet been decided.
The workshop is aimed at all locals and travellers, whatever their field of interest, who wish to record their impressions at home or abroad vividly and with precision, and/ or who have an interest in keeping a daily or literary travel journal.
The workshop begins with a talk on the ‘Colours of Words’ – a talk initially designed by the late Norman Morrissey, author of Strandloop, about the musical patterns in language. Participants then do an audio warm-up, listening to poems in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Whether or not you understand all the languages, this part of the workshop is bound to open your heart and mind! Everybody then writes down first jottings, with a choice of stimuli and plenty of support from the workshop leader. We then turn the jottings into a free-flowing paragraph or poem, ending with collaborative feedback. Enough time and guidance towards further editing and refining results in a writing experience that is unique and soul-uplifting.
The venue allows writers to find solitary nooks in the garden for inspiration and creative containment.
A maximum number of 6 participants per workshop allows for an intimate writing experience.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours
Cost: ZAR1500 p/p
(includes morning and afternoon tea/ coffee/ juice & snacks, plus lunch)
Please bring pen & paper and/ or your writing device.
Workshop venue: Driftwood Studios, Rainbow Valley, East Coast resorts, Eastern Cape, South Africa
This workshop must be pre-booked with a 50% deposit. Call +27 (0)66 254 6846
Silke speaks fluent English, Afrikaans, German. She can communicate a little in basic French.