Saturday Writing Workshop


Prices are in South African Rand. Approximately £13 per session. Click here for a currency converter.

Date: 11 July and 8 August

Time: SA time 11am – 1.30pm, UK time 10am – 12.30pm

Have a bit of virtual literary fun with All About Writing and a community of fellow writers when we present our online Saturday Writing Workshop. It will be of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those with no experience at all, who are looking for a place to start.



To keep our spirits up in this time of crisis, All About Writing is running a virtual workshop on Saturday 11 July.

We hope it will foster a sense of global community through creative action.

Our workshop 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 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 Saturday Writing Workshop will be run on 11. UK time 10am – 12 noon. SA time 11am – 1pm.

We’ll run the workshop via Zoom and it will 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 12
  • Facilitators Jo-Anne Richards and/or Richard Beynon
  • Dates – 11 July and 8 August. UK time 10am – 12 noon. SA time 11am – 1pm
  • Cost ZAR 325 each

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.

Additional information

Number of sessions

11 July & 8 August, 11 July, 8 August


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