Write Your Way In | Workshop

As winter fades, and spring takes hold, the month of October invites us to turn the soil of our imagination, and to plant more of what we want in life. If writing, stories, and poetry are among those things, then spend the weekend 13 – 15 October 2017, in the village of McGregor, writing your way into a deeper and more satisfying connection with your words.

Write spontaneously to prompts and facilitated exercises in the company of other writers during the mornings. Spend the afternoons priming your imagination and writing on your own in a quiet nook, indoors or out. Meet fellow writers on Friday evening over a glass of wine, and on Saturday evening, join a reading of stories and poetry surrounded by books in the cosy Temenos library.

This weekend workshop promises a gentle, set-aside time, an inspiring process, a beautiful setting, and a warm community – something for writers of all levels of experience, and of all genres.

Bring a friend and join us.

 

Dates:                Friday 13 – Sunday 15 October 2017

Venue:              La Galleria, Bree Street, McGregor

Facilitator:      Sandra Hill

Cost:                  R2000.00 pp (excl. accommodation)

 

If you would love to attend the workshop, but are unable to afford the full fee, please contact Jennifer to ask about a subsidy.

More information:    www.write-now.co.za or www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za

Workshop Bookings: Jennifer at info@mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za

 Accommodation: https://www.temenos.org.za/ or http://www.lebonheurmcgregor.co.za/

 

Programme:

Friday:

20h00              Relax your way in: Meet fellow participants over a glass of wine and enjoy a couple of poems, in the Temenos poetry room.

Saturday:

6h00                Walk your way in: A guided sunrise walk (optional)

8h30                Write your way in: Morning workshop at La Galleria

13h00              Lunch at Temenos

Free afternoon for solo dawdling, puttering, moodling and writing. You are welcome to spend the afternoon at La Galleria, or Temenos, or anywhere else in the village that takes your fancy.

20h00              Story & poetry reading in the Caritas library, Temenos

 

Sunday:

9h30                Write your way in: Morning workshop

13h30              Lunch at Temenos

Free afternoon for solo dawdling, puttering, moodling and writing. You are welcome to spend the afternoon at La Galleria, or Temenos, or anywhere else in the village that takes your fancy.

 

Facilitator Bio

Sandra Hill is a Stellenbosch based, free-lance writer, editor and writing facilitator, working primarily within civil society, but also with those who write simply for the love of it.

Sandra’s début collection of short stories, UnSettled and Other Stories, was published by Modjaji Books, in 2015 and won the SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award in 2016. Her poetry features in journals and anthologies published by New Contrast, Aerodrome, Jacana, UWC and the McGregor Poetry Festival.

Sandra has a Masters’ degree in Creative Writing (cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape, awarded in 2013.

Read more about her work at www.write-now.co.za.

2017-09-01T12:59:06+00:00

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