There are a lot of events going on at the moment, run both by ourselves and our members. We don't want you to miss out, so please find below a summary of the events happening over the next few months. We'll continue to update it every time someone sends in something new! (All times are in timezone GMT+1 unless otherwise specified)
Journaling Workshop: Connotation and Denotation
Date: Saturday 19th September
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you write to collect ideas for later short stories, poetry or a novel?
Do you write to process events around you?
Would you like to explore these ideas further, or get ideas on how to develop them? On a lighter note, as E M Forster said, “One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” An afternoon of Journal Writing techniques and exercises await! Small groups with interactive exercises - this is a live group, led by Myszka on ZOOM; it is not a pre-recorded session. We will explore journaling through a variety of short and longer writing exercises, led by Myszka. A fun and informal atmosphere with lots of productive writing taking place. Sharing of process welcomed. Sharing of writing content only if agreed by the group - varies from piece to piece without any pressure.
Writing our Path: a 6-session journalling course on Zoom.
Date: Six consecutive Wednesdays - 23rd September through to 28th October
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Journalling is personal and purposeful writing that supports wellbeing, nurtures creativity and enhances quality of life. Writing our Path offers help for those new to journalling and fresh momentum for regular journallers. We will explore various aspects of journalling alongside practical writing activities to try.
Date: Wednesday evenings
Time: 6.30pm for 40 minutes
Cost: The cost is £5 per session or £16 for 4 sessions
At the start of lockdown I began running a weekly mindful writing session on Zoom. I’ve always found writing calming and I hoped to share that with others and provide a little period of quiet creativity in these difficult times. - Alys West
The Healing Verse: Writing for Well-being' online workshops
Date: Friday 24th September, Friday 16th October
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
2020 has been a year of extraordinary change and challenge and has left many of us looking for ways to express ourselves, to understand our world and reinvigorate our lives. These two online group workshops are for anyone keen to explore how writing and sharing our words can help us to heal, and to nurture self-expression and self-discovery. You don't need any previous writing experience to take part, just a willingness to be curious and explore, to write and discuss within a supportive and inclusive group.
Write for Growth 3-hr writing workshop for wellbeing and creativity
Date: 26th September
Theme: ‘Only Connect’ It is fifty years since the novelist E. M. Forster died, yet the phrase ’Only connect,’ from his novel Howards End, published in 1910, has never seemed more relevant. In this workshop, we will explore aspects of connection and the forms it can take, as we seek to make fresh connections with words on the page.
Write for Growth Workshops are for anyone wanting to explore the potential of writing for themselves. Activities are designed to stimulate creativity and enhance well-being. Each workshop takes a different theme, making it accessible for the first-timer and fresh for the regular returner.
Online Zoom Supervision Workshop with Monica Suswin
Date: Sunday 4th October
Cost: £25 - Limit of 8 participants
This session is for practitioners using writing as an exploratory and therapeutic practice whether 1-1, or with groups in the community. I see supervision as a process within a settled space where the issues about clients and your working self may emerge safely.
‘Climate Crisis: Looking our Demons in the Eye’
Date: Saturday 17th October + Saturday 24th October
Time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
Lapidus Scotland will host 2 x Free Writing workshops led by Linda France, Climate Writer with Newcastle University & New Writing North. During the sessions we’ll explore ways to tackle what can feel like an overwhelming subject to write about.
Richard Axtell is the Lapidus International Coordinator and a children's writer. He's written multiple stories for the reading app Atlas Mission to help first-time readers. His first book will be published soon, once he has figured out a title for it. You can find out what he is up to on his website: richardaxtell.co.uk