Space/place creative writing group

If you are writing about space and place in your work (whether it’s narrative non-fiction, poetry, short stories or novels), you might be interested in this new creative writing group.

Come along and share your work, hear others read theirs and get feedback on your latest writing projects.

The first meeting is on Thursday June 15th, 7-9pm at Bank Street Arts.

All welcome!

Please email Amanda (a.j.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk) if you’d like more information, but otherwise you’re welcome to turn up on the day, without the need to reserve a place.

Please note there will be a donation box, with all proceeds going to Bank Street Arts.

 

Free writing workshop at Furnace Park, Saturday February 22nd

Anne Grange will be running a free writing workshop at Furnace Park on Saturday February 22nd, 2pm-4pm.

Places are free but limited. To reserve, please email a.j.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk

The workshop, which will focus on the Furnace Park site, will begin with collecting items, taking photos, discovering facts and listing colours, textures, smells, sounds – possibly not tastes!
Then we’ll go to a nearby cafe to share what we’ve discovered and to do some writing exercises based on the things we’ve discovered. At the end of the session – about 4pm, participants should have come up with several pieces of writing that are either finished or could be developed further and published online.
We’ll also do a collaborative exercise, combining lines of poetry into a villanelle – a poem with repeated, interconnected lines.

 

Moving With Thought

On Saturday 23rd June, poet Matthew Clegg led a poetry workshop, Moving With Thought, hosted by plastiCities in collaboration with the Longbarrow Press.

You can now listen to some of the workshop participants read their poems (in a range of urban landscapes) on the Moving with Thought SoundCloud site.

You can also read poems by the participants by clicking on the links below:

John Barron
Emma Bolland
Matthew Clegg
Mark Doyle
Chris Jones
Oliver Mantell
Mary Marken
Julie Mellor
Gareth Parry
Karl Riordan
Steve Sawyer
Zoe Walkington

 

another free plastiCities workshop – photographing urban wildscapes with Matthew Conduit

plastiCities will be hosting a free photography workshop exploring urban wildspaces on Saturday July 21st.

The workshop will be led by photographer and artist Matthew Conduit.

More details will be published her shortly, but you can register your interest and reserve a place by emailing Amanda at amandacrawleyjackson@gmail.com

Places are free but will be limited.

Please note that in order to participate, you will need to bring your own camera.