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ArtfulScribe Newsletter - December 2023

01 December 2023

News and Opportunities for Writers and Writing
Breakthrough Writing Series
An online advent calendar for writers
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ArtfulScribe's Breakthrough Apprentice has created an advent calendar filled with festive writing prompts. During the first 25 days of December, ArtfulScribe's social media platforms will unlock daily challenges and prompts written by Carla and her chosen special guests. 

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Writing For Wellbeing: Finding Your Voice

One-off, in-person writing workshop
Wednesday 13th December I 2-4pm
Lower Ground Floor, Southampton Central Library
A one-off, in-person writing workshop led by Joanna Barnard, designed to awaken your writing mojo and help you write something that is unmistakably and brilliantly yours.

Running Time: 2 hours approx. 

Book tickets here

Write A Note

Winter Season | 7:15pm Sign Up for 7:45pm Start
Open Mic & Spoken Word, supported by ArtfulScribe
In-Person | FREE | MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Write a Note is a monthly open mic and platform for poetry, spoken word, and live literature, hosted by Anita Foxall. Entry is free and booking is essential. Donations are encouraged on the night to support the featured guest.

Forthcoming dates: Monday 4th Dec

Running Time: 2 hours approx.

Age Advice: 14+

Register here for tickets.

Play On Words: Open Mic

Tuesdays, Monthly | 5th DEC | 7:30-9:30PM
In-Person | FREE I Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Play On Words offers a monthly platform for poetry, spoken word, and live literature to find new audiences in a warm, and supportive environment at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton. An ideal space to trial new work or perfect delivery of existing material.

Forthcoming dates: Tuesday 5th December

Running Time: 2 hours approx.

Register for tickets here.

News from around the Solent Region
Events and Opportunities in Hampshire and Dorset
  • October Books - Wednesday 6th December I 6pm I October Books - Come and hear Ruby Cowling talk about her book, This Paradise. This event has been arranged by the Creative Writing Department of The University Of Southampton. Following Ruby's talk, there will be opportunity for Q&A.
  • Hampshire Writers Society - Tuesday 12th December I 6:45 I Tower Arts Centre - author and renowned creative writing tutor Adrienne Dines, will take a lighthearted look at how we harness the craft of storytelling to find that sweet spot. Guest speak Jill French, will also be discussing different types of editing, and what it’s like to be an editor.
  • The Railway Inn - Tuesday 5th December I 7pm - A poetry open mic in Winchester. From experienced wordsmiths to first time scribes and audience, enjoy an evening of lexicon, literature and language with several surprises along the way.


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