To keep our spirits up in this time of crisis, All About Writing is introducing a virtual workshop every Saturday through April.
We hope they will foster a sense of global community through creative action.
Our workshops will break your sense of isolation by introducing you to writers from around the world. Through video conferencing, you’ll be involved in a brief discussion on an aspect of writing, given a prompt and the chance to write.
Places will be extremely limited, so each participant (who wants it) will receive feedback on their writing.
Workshops will be conducted in a spirit of fun, by people who find joy in a creative endeavour. This will be a safe space for like-minded people to practise their creativity. All comment will be – according to our motto – honest but kind.
The Community Writing Saturdays will be run on April 4, 11, 18 and 25. UK time 10am – 12 noon. SA time 11am – 1pm.
We’ll run the sessions via Zoom and they’ll consist of:
- A brief discussion on an aspect of writing
- A writing prompt
- Writing time
- Participants will read out their writing and receive immediate feedback on it – or not if they aren’t keen
- Places will be limited to 20
- Facilitators Jo-Anne Richards and/or Richard Beynon.
- Dates – April 18 and 25. UK time 10am – 12 noon. SA time 11am – 1pm.
- Cost ZAR 275 / £ 15 each or ZAR 950 / £ 50 for all four.
Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken, was originally published by Headline Review in the UK, and has recently been rereleased as one of the prestigious Picador Africa Classics collection. She ran the Honours programme in Journalism & Media Studies at Wits University for fifteen years.
Richard Beynon is an award-winning film and television scriptwriter with a long and accomplished career in the local industry. He has written for – or headed the writing teams of – many of country’s most popular soaps from Isidingo to Scandal and S’gudi S’naysi. He is currently working on the Isibaya writing team.