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23 August 2018 Entry: "Workshops!"

I gave a wrong date on my last blog. The workshops to accompany Love This Place will take place on Sunday 2nd September 4.30 - 6.30 with a reading afterwards at 7.30

Here’s what it says on the eventbrite page:

Join tutor and poet Ellen Phethean for a creative writing workshop responding to artist Lesley Eleanor Wood’s exhibition Love This Place, a multi-media show exploring themes of journeys, home, belonging, connection to place and landscape, and female identity.
She describes the work as “an exercise in feminist psychogeography based on my connection to the North East. It includes artwork from my solo walk of 140 miles from Leeds to Newcastle echoing my family’s moves, from Newcastle to Leeds and back, exploring the emotional and physical spaces in between. The work is dedicated to the women in my family, particularly my grandmother, mother, daughter and granddaughter, a ‘matri-line’ who share the family name- Eleanor.”
We will explore the work (the artist will also be around), Ellen will provide writing prompts and participants will respond with writing over a two hour period.
There will be a follow up reading in the evening at 7.30 where participants will be invited to read the work produced to an audience, if they want to.
Open to anyone whatever their experience of writing, newcomers or old hands. Writing materials provided.

Tea and coffee available in the Garden Room, a beautiful light filled space with access to the outdoors, this will be an informal but quiet place to explore Lesley’s themes of identity, place and familial links through generations. More information about the show is at Lesley’s website and on her Facebook page
£12 for the workshop and reading.
£3 reading with Ellen Phethean and invited guests 7.30pm - 9pm
Eventbrite booking fees apply when booking online.

Gosforth Civic Theatre
Regent Farm Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Here’s the link if you want to book

I will also be running my regular Writing for Children course starting Tuesday 18th September a 10.15 for 10 weeks

plus poetry course and prose course in conjunction with Kathleen Kenny on Monday 10th September Poetry
and Wednesday 10th October Prose, both 6 - 8

all bookable via the Lit and Phil, where they take place. Phone: 0191 232 0192

Be lovely to see some of you at any of these! Why not get yourself sorted this Autumn? I plan to... bring on the smokey scents, the turning leaves and the cooler nights and hunker down with pen and paper.

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