Creating A Creative Writing Workshop
I am giving serious thought to starting my own creative writing tutorial workshops. There have been a few in Manchester, but most seem to be low key or dying off nowadays and none serve my area of the city – the North.
I don’t aim to profit from such a group – I’d like it to be there for the unemployed – a means to help keep minds going for those out of work.
I have run a few workshops and I did run a successful poetry group in Bolton during my college years; we even produced a good anthology of verse created in the group workshops.
I hope my new group can achieve that. I even hope to get some of the authors of shorter poems and stories to read their work on my radio shows. A friend suggested that arts funding may be possible for such a venture. Have you been to writing workshops and circles? If you have what worked and didn’t? What would you want or not want from such a group?
The biggest problems are attracting participants in the first place, getting a venue and telling people it is there – once that is done, the rest should be relatively easy. Once I get some of my current drama projects sorted out, it may well be my next big project.
Image Credit » My computer, on which most of my writing is concieved, taken by me