This intensive workshop is aimed at all, whatever their field of interest may be, who wish to improve the precision and effectiveness of their writing and at the same time gain clarity in their hearts and heads.
The workshop starts with a talk on the "Colours of Words". Participants will then do an audio warm-up, listening to poems in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Everybody will then attempt writing down first jottings with a choice of pictorial stimuli and plenty of support. We then turn the jottings into a free-flowing paragraph or poem, ending with collaborative feedback. Enough time for further editing and refining in a conducive garden forest setting results in a writing experience that is unique and soul-uplifting.
Duration 7 – 8 hours
Cost R850 p/p includes 2 x tea/ coffee and sandwich lunch plus soft drinks.
This workshop must be pre-booked and paid for beforehand.
Place: The Pink Room, 3 Orchard Lane
Silke is one of our well-known authors and poets living in Hogsback. She has been writing poems since the age of nine and her first poem was published in 1990 and sporadically thereafter in a variety of South African journals and anthologies.
She has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from UCT and wrote quite a few award winning novels and poems (Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Competition; the Dalro Award, Chinese short story project award). She was sponsored by the National Arts Council in 2005 and 2006 and used the opportunity to produce a short story collection, Preparations for his Future by Marvin Hurt, and a second novel, The Heathens. A few of her stories have been published in various collections. Her illustrated verse novel, The Griffin Elegy, was serialised in New Contrast. she has co-published 8 books together with her husband, poet Norman Morrissey.
So you will be in good hands!!
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