Exploring Childhood – stories and poetry workshop

Creative writing workshop – stories and poetry inspired by art and artefacts at RAMM.

Date: Saturday July 14th. 10am to 4 pm with a break for lunch.

Venue: Meeting Room A, RAMM.

Tutors: Ginny Baily and Sally Flint, Riptide Editors.

Cost: £25 for the day.  Email editors@riptidejournal.co.uk to book a place.

‘The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.’ (Flannery O’Connor)

This workshop will use RAMM’s exhibitions and artefacts to transport adult writers back in time to use the child’s voice or memories to spark a story or poem into being and to inspire innovative writing.

Structure, character development, dialogue, tenses will be discussed in relation to the best way to progress with a story or poem. both inside and beyond the frame.

As part of the Exeter Children’s Literary Festival 2013, Riptide is publishing two anthologies – one of poetry and one of short stories – with the theme of Childhood. The best story and/or poem submitted to the editors by writers who attend this workshop will receive further mentoring and be considered for publication.

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