Careys Secret Garden

Saturday 9 July 202210:30 - 12:30Add to calendar

Careys Secret Garden

Chapter One

New to writing? Fancy a taste of the wordsmith life? This workshop will give you an introduction to writing, with exercises to build confidence and help budding writers explore their inner voice. You’ll be in a safe and supportive environment, with no pressure to share your work or read out loud.

In this two hour workshop, we’ll discover sources of inspiration, as well as getting to grips with structuring a story.

If you’re a beginner or inexperienced writer and are interested in developing your skills and confidence as both a non-fiction or fictional writer then this is the workshop for you.  This 2-hour introduction to writing workshop explores writing techniques and helps you to find your own writer's voice. 

Get inspired by the beautiful backdrop of Carey’s Secret Garden and enjoy the tranquillity in nature itself, then leave with some tricks up your sleeve for keeping your writing flowing.

If you love this course, why not book onto the second in our series?

This workshop is led by Dorset-based writer Katie Dancey-Downs, who writes everything from narrative non-fiction to short stories. Katie is assistant editor at Index On Censorship magazine and has written features for publications including Huffpost, i News, and Resurgence Magazine, as well as penning creative projects for the likes of Lush, Ordnance Survey, and the Co-op Foundation. She’s got a particular interest in the environment, nature, and human stories, and has travelled the world to tell tales of people and the planet. Katie has a Master’s degree in Journalism and was a finalist for The New Media Writing Prize, a runner up for The Fresher's Writing Prize, and long-listed for the Freelance Writing Awards.


Twitter: @katie_dancey

What to bring:

Dress ready for the great British Outdoors, and if you have one - bring your favourite writing pen.  





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