The workshop will involve looking at the whole concept of the fairy tale and its related imagery, from older origins to the more modern depictions and styles. It will also consider the various literary opportunities to connect with current storylines, social and political themes which effectively link with the contemporary world.
A range of well-known fairy-tale characters will be covered, considering their representation both within the period of writing and the present time, together with how the powerful and well-known characterisation/plots create a strong structure on which to devise new ways of approaching conflicting relationships and issues of power, control and freedom.
This experience is for adults aged 19+. Children over the age of 12 can attend if they attend with a guardian. Please contact us for further information.
There are no formal entry requirements - all you need is enthusiasm and a keen interest in literature!
The aim of the workshop will be to enable attendees to learn how these strong characteristics and plots find their way into the modern writing world, and how their long-lasting frameworks can inspire and benefit our own writing process.
You will workshop your writing with other members of the group, receiving and supplying constructive, kind notes for improvement. You may submit writing for the workshop sessions anonymously if you so wish.
Please bring a notebook and pen or a laptop.
Lunch and soft refreshments will be provided and are inclusive of the price paid.
We have a number of Creative Writing workshops and eight-week courses running throughout the year.