Join Allaboutwriting and 10 Chapters Wine to lubricate your love of words and indulge your love of wine. You can either have a bit of fun with us on Friday evening as we discuss reading and writing (and oenology), while sampling a range of 10 Chapters’ wines - or you can get down and dirty with us on Saturday and Sunday and do some serious writing around the theme of story. Or, of course, you could compromise and do – both.
An Evening of Words and Wine
Allaboutwriting and 10 Chapters celebrate their love of words and wine. Sample some of 10 Chapters wines while listening to Jo-Anne Richards and Richard Beynon on “A writers’ guide to reading” - and 10 Chapters on the 10 winemaking regions in South Africa.
Date: Friday 5 October, 18h30 – 20h30 Cost: R125 includes wine and snacks
Venue: 10 Chapters Wine, Paarl, Western Cape
Creative Writing Workshop: The Secret of Story
Stories drive us. They inspire us to vote for politicians. They make sense of our world. They help us make decisions about our own existence.
Story is what writing’s all about. It’s where inspiration begins. A good story-teller can make us believe in anything. They can make us care about real-world issues, or about people that exist only in their imaginations.
What is the secret to great stories?
Our Secret of Story Workshop will show you how to:
- Set a story in motion
- Create characters that keep the story moving along
- Maintain the highest stakes
- Structure your story to have the greatest impact
- Come to a dramatic climax and a satisfying resolution
The two days will be built around discussion, brainstorming, writing and, of course, a fair number of stories. The workshop will be of benefit to anyone who wishes to write – fiction, non-fiction, film, book or television.
There’s no doubt you’ll learn a great deal about writing – but, just as important, the workshop promises to be as entertaining as it is useful.
Date: 6 and 7 October 2012 Time: 09h30 to 15h30/16h00
Catering: Morning tea and lunch on Sunday are included. On Saturday you will, as part of a writing exercise, go off on a stroll and eat at one of the restaurants of your own choice in walking distance of the venue.
Cost: R2250 which includes tuition, course notes, 2 x morning teas and Sunday lunch. Saturday lunch will be for your own account.
To book your place or for more details please contact Helen