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14 September 2022

News and Opportunities for Writers and Writing
Writers' Day- Eco-Writing -  23rd October 2022
With JR Carpenter, Samantha Walton and kin'd and kin'd

Join ArtfulScribe for a day focused on eco-writing, featuring JR CarpenterSamantha Walton, and kin’d & kin’d (Kay Syrad, and Clare Whistler).

Our featured guests’ work ranges from practice based on weather systems, exploration of what it means to re-wild as a writer, and environmental writing with a focus on urban spaces.

The day will include writing workshops with each of our guests, readings from their work, a panel discussion and a chance for participants to share work generated in the day’s sessions.

For further details, please click here
Tickets £45
Limited bursaries available 

Community SIRENS 2-5 October 2022
An opportunity for self-defined early career writers

ArtfulScribe, in partnership with MAST Mayflower Studios and Cape Farewell, are recruiting a team of self-defined early career writers to devise new work in response to climate science.

In this project you will have the opportunity to learn more about the climate emergency from leading scientists, discuss your ideas and collaborate with like-minded writers. There will be creative provocations, guidance, and space to develop your own creative response to this global challenge.

You will spend a weekend (10am-4pm Oct 1st & 2nd)  developing your ideas, presenting a work in progress for critique and feedback on Tuesday 4th Oct (6pm-8pm) before sharing in a short Scratch Performance, opening the show for Cape Farewell's Climate SIRENS in the eve of Wed 5 October  at MAST Mayflower Studios.

If you would like to find out more, please contact
2 New Wild-Writing Dates in Dorset
Hengistbury Head 21 September 9.30 -12.30 (women only) 
Hengistbury Head 28 September 9.30 - 12.30 (open to all)

Join writer and facilitator, Alice Flynn, for a morning exploring an embodied approach to writing, entering a gently playful and spontaneous relationship with landscape and creative writing, cultivating immediacy and intimacy with the natural world and written word.

For further details about the women only event, please click here and for the general accessevent, please click here
Our current core offer for writers based in The Solent region

  • 'Aspects of the Novel': a 6-month novel writing course led by Joanna Barnard. Please express interest by 21 October.
  • 'SO:Write Women': a supportive group for women to develop skills and confidence in Creative Writing. The group will be led by a new facilitator from the autumn, author Susmita Bhattacharya. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
  • 'Writing for Wellbeing': an online creative writing group gathering to explore mental and emotional wellbeing. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
  • Our weekly creative writing groups at MAST Mayflower Studios & Lighthouse Poole. Instances are listed on our events page.
  • Lighthouse Junior Writers: a weekly creative writing group for 7-10 year olds, held on Saturday mornings during term-time, at Lighthouse Poole.
Write-A-Note Open Mic
Monday 26th September from 7pm - MAST: Mayflower Studios

A welcoming and supportive evening for writers to share work with an audience in the cafe-bar at MAST:Mayflower Studio, hosted by Anita Foxall. All styles of writing are encouraged - time limits may apply. Sign up on the night at 7pm.
A little from you would make a huge difference to us.
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