Write On! writing workshops

Poetry Potion | September 10th, 2013 | Writer's Block | No Comments

Do you dream of writing but can’t seem to find the time or motivation?

Have you tried writing but you can’t find the words or you don’t know where to start?

Have you been secretly writing for years but have not put your work out into the world because of fear?

Does your inner critic tell you that you don’t have what it takes to be a writer and that your story isn’t anything special?

We are pleased to announced that our next Advanced Course will be starting on Thursday the 19th of September. This will run consecutively for 6 weeks every Thursday from 7-9pm at The Inspiration Playground. At the end of each Advanced Course, Write On hosts a graduation ceremony in which participants will have the opportunity to read out the best of their work to friends and family and to be introduced to the world as writers!

All our courses are now R1500 – However, as a Write On subscriber you are eligible for discounts. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email us ASAP. All payments must be in by Wednesday the 18th of September.

Our Open Book Festival workshop

On Saturday the 7th of September, we hosted a free workshop for teens at The Book Lounge as part of the Open Book Festival. Eighteen talented aspiring young writers ranging in age from 14-18 shared some of their stories and what it’s like to be a teenager.

In under 2 hours, new friendships were formed and thoughts were shared from students  from across the Western Cape. Students from Camps Bay High, Waldorf, Islam College Girls, Westerford, Cedar House, Parel Vallei, Somerset West High, Claremont High, Rondebosch and the German school wrote about a range of topics such as Nature, Islam, Identity, Dance, Change and Feminism but to name a few.

To see some photos from the workshop, check out the album on our Facebook Page or Follow us on Twitter.

Based on the success of the workshop, we will be hosting more workshops during the upcoming September school holidays. Dates will be announced soon.

If you would like to attend one of these workshops or know of any teenagers or schools that you think would be interested, please get hold of us directly: [email protected]

Write On – Company Profile

The process of writing your story is a powerful tool for transformation, self discovery and creative expression. Write On focuses on non-fictional writing in workshops, groups, courses and public readings which are currently facilitated by Artistic Director & Founder, Amy Kaye. These cover various aspects of self expression, overcoming the negative inner critic and unblocking creativity through the medium of writing.

Participants find their voices through writing their stories, the power and significance of sharing these with others and improve their self confidence through writing. Artistic director, Amy Kaye, who has a background in teaching and documentary making, started Write On after having been to various creative writing courses and finding that there was very little emphasis on non-fictional writing. As a documentary maker, it was important for her to create a space in which people could tell their story in a fun, creative and cathartic way.

The workshops and courses are designed to help people overcome their fear of writing and creative self expression, create structure during the creative process and to play in a supportive, relaxed environment.

Participants have included people from all walks of life including corporates, NGOs, media, artists and creatives. Write On has also worked with a wide range of international participants from America, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Taiwan, Germany, Romania, England and Australia but to name a few.

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