The workshops were interactive, hands-on and very relevant to my project and general creative writing practice. The exercises on writing and critical reading were stimulating and revealing. I found each and every session excellent: engaging, challenging and intensive, but also fun and exhilarating. Time always went by very quickly because we were so engrossed in the workshops.
The workshops were well organized, relevant and very inspiring. I came away with so much - excellent help advice and support and inspired to develop my work in many different ways. All tutors were excellent, I very much enjoyed all workshops.
Tom’s insightful session on place-based writing opened my eyes to new ways of developing and evoking the intimate connection between place, character, story and writing in general. It showed how place can evoke deep emotional resonance in both the writer and the reader.
I found that the tutors were brilliantly able to engage across genres. Some workshops which I might not have expected to have been of relevance actually opened my mind in ways that I had not anticipated! It’s hard to pick one or two out but, if pressed, I’d say Tom Pow’s session: place-based writing was exceptionally helpful to me as was Polly Atkin in her practical and helpful approach.