The Joy of Randomness: Writing the Unexpected

Want a spring clean for your writing? A summer clean? A winter clean?

Anytime is the right time to blow the cobwebs off your writing.

Getting started can be one of a writer’s greatest challenges. With fun, easy to access exercises inspired by reading prompts, participants will be guided into surprising ways to springboard into new writing. Seasoned workshop facilitator and randomness-enthusiast Rosie Garland will introduce fresh ways of approaching getting started, and demonstrate how inspiration can be found in unlikely places. The workshop aims to give participants a sense of possibility and renewed connection with writing. The interactive exercises can be taken away and used again and again.

The workshop is designed to suit all forms – whether poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction – or other forms entirely. As well as writing, participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss writing hurdles, connect with other writers, share enthusiasm and (optionally) their own writing. They will also be provided with readings and a resource list before the workshop.

What Participants Will Take Away

  • Exercises they can use again.
  • Reading list.
  • Fresh way to approach getting started.
  • Sense of possibility and renewed connection with writing.

Suitable for all levels.

There will be an optional opportunity to share during the workshop.

Choice of Two Dates

Sunday, April 23, 2023: 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 6 PM BST

Saturday, June 24, 2023: 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST / 7:30 PM IST

About Instructor

Rosie Garland writes long and short fiction, poetry, and sings with post-punk band The March Violets. Her poetry collection What Girls Do In The Dark (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her novel The Night Brother was described by The Times as “a delight…with shades of Angela Carter.” Val McDermid has named her one of the most compelling LGBT+ writers in the UK today.

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April 23, 2023: SOLD OUT

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