Wed, 10 Jan|
Sparking Your Creativity
Start your writing year off right by embracing play and experimentation in your writing practice. We'll engage in a wide variety of generative exercises and discussions that will get our creativity flowing, and set us up with plenty of inspiration for the year ahead.
Time & Location
10 Jan 2024, 18:00 GMT – 31 Jan 2024, 20:00 GMT
About the event
This course has already started. However, register your interest HERE and be the first to hear when it runs again.
Would you like to start your year off with fresh, inspiring writing prompts and ideas? Is this the year you finally start writing, but you're not sure how to get going? Do the dark, winter days dampen your creativity and motivation? Maybe you struggle to get back into writing after time off over the holidays. Or perhaps you just want a few new tools to add to your writerly toolbox.
Whether you're an experienced writer or a complete novice, and no matter what kind of writing you do - this course will get you flexing your creative muscles.
Over four sessions of two hours each, through a wide variety of playful, expansive writing prompts and discussions, we will push our writing out of it's usual patterns and reignite interest in our own writing, while setting ourselves up with plenty of matieral to explore in the coming year.
These four session Crash Courses allow intensive focus on particular areas of creative writing, without the financial or time commitments required of more traditional, longer courses, and university degree programmes.
All courses are built to allow individual participants to choose their level of engagement based on the amount of time and energy they have to devote to the materials.
*This course will include minimal material covered in Developing a Writing Practice, Writing From Lived Experience, and Writing While Neurodivergent, as well as new exercises and materials developed specifically for this course.
Session 1 - Drawing from Lived Experience
We've all heard that we should 'write we you know' - but what does this mean? Our own experiences and memories can be an unending font of creative inspiration, when we can keep it flowing. We'll create prompts and writing ideas from our own memories, associations and sensory impressions.
Session 2 - Experimenting with Genre
No matter what form or genre we usually write in, a great deal can be gained from exploring elements of magic, horror, space, and time travel. We'll look at how we can generate new possibilities, as well as interrogate our current reality, by implementing the 'unreal'.
Session 3 - Pushing Against Constraints
Although it may seem counterintuitive, putting strict constraints on our generative writing can push us to create material we never would have created without them. We'll use cut-ups, black outs, lipograms and more to engage lateral connections and unearth unexpected starting places.
Session 4 - Expanding into Big Ideas
Developing bigger projects and ideas can seem daunting. But what if you could outline a novel, script, story or poetry collection, in fifteen minutes? What kinds of universes and contexts might we create by getting really weird? We'll find fun and playful ways to approach big projects, and expand our ideas of what's possible.
One session a week
Jan 10th - 31st 2024
6-8pm UK time
There will be one free scholarship place available as standard. This is available on a first come, first served basis with no requirment to disclose financial or personal information. Contact me
Please note that sessions will be recorded and shared with ticket holders, along with all course materials. Therefore you do not need to be able to attend all (or any) of the sessions live, in order to sign-up. Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis, but as above, if you are unable to attend live, you will still have access to the sessions.
All courses aim to be neurodivergent and disabled centred.
-Sessions include live closed captioning
-Sessions are recorded and shared with course members
-All slideshow and reading materials shared directly with members
-All exercise instructions are written out and given verbally
-No pressure to use mics or cameras - students can choose to use the chat function to communicate with the group
-No pressure to share work. There will be an optional hour long session at the end of the course for sharing and workshopping written work.
-All sessions will have a mid point break, but students are encouraged to eat, drink, stim, move about the room, and take breaks as needed.
-Attendees will be given an opportunity to share any specific access needs as well as suggestions for improving accessibility overall.
For more about KR, please visit krmoorhead.com/about-kr
- Ticket type
Wednesdays Jan 10th-31st
Gives access to all four sessions across four Wednesdays.PriceFrom £50.00 to £70.00Sale ended
- General Admission£60.00