Spend a stimulating afternoon with award winning writers relishing words and honing craft in two distinct writing workshops, then finish off the evening with celebratory readings and a book launch. Chris Kinsey and Kaite O’Reilly will each lead a two-hour workshop, welcoming all writers from all forms – poetry, prose, spoken word, live performance – beginners and experienced.
Chris Kinsey – Blood from Stone
1pm – 3pm
Embodying the elemental & environmental. Writing the real using the senses and heightening impressions through metaphor and sound choices. Dig deep and mine the elemental world to write with passion and clarity. Engage with the natural world through a variety of guided prompts and shared experiences.
Kaite O’Reilly – Planting the Seeds
3.30pm – 5.30pm
Immersive writing from the senses, memory, and imagination. Writing is a process of discovery and exploration. In a series of structured exercises participants will be encouraged to investigate texture, dynamic, and the visceral when writing for the living voice, and along the way, plant the seeds for possible future work.
£30 (entry to evening performance included in the workshop fee)
Chris Kinsey’s work is inspired by the Mid-Wales borderland’s landscape, wildlife and people. She has won Natur Cymru’s Inspired by Nature competition and has been BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year. From Rowan Ridge, her fifth poetry collection, is commissioned and published by Fair Acre Press, 2019. She has extensive experience of teaching and was Oriel Davies’ Writer in Residence.
Kaite O’Reilly is a multi-award-winning writer and playwright. Prizes include The Ted Hughes Award for new works in poetry for ‘Persians’ (National Theatre Wales), best play of the year from Theatre-Wales, Manchester theatre awards and Peggy Ramsay Award. She is currently shortlisted for the international James Tait Black Prize for Drama. Her plays are published by Faber and Oberon and translated/produced in thirteen countries worldwide.