20

Apr

SO:Write Women

20 April 2019

1015-1215pm


‘So: Write Women has been running since January 2017 and the ethos of the group is to provide a safe, supportive space for women to express themselves and create new writing. If you’ve never been to one of the workshops before, here’s what you can expect:

We use guided free writing exercises to help unlock our creativity. What does this mean, exactly? Well, each workshop has a theme and we use all kinds of prompts – a photograph, an unusual (or indeed seemingly mundane) object, a word or phrase, or a time or place – to get us started, writing for a fixed amount of time wherever our imaginations choose to take us. We then hear from those who want to share what they’ve written, though there is absolutely no pressure to do this if you’re feeling a bit shy! Often we then develop the theme further.

Here are some of the things that women who attend our workshops have said:

'As a direct result of taking part in So: Write Women I have performed my poems at West Quay shopping centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s experiment night, and Riverfest. The experience from these events helped give me the confidence to take part in a Touch Network event as an inspirational speaker.'

'The last six months of So Write meetings have been an incredible experience for me. Joanna has made a supportive atmosphere that feels safe to be creative. I look forward to every meeting and it has given me the courage to admit that I am (she whispers) a writer.'


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