Yoga and Journalling Winter Workshop

I’m so excited to announce another workshop. This workshop at The Mala is happening in just twelve days and spaces are super limited as it’s going to be a special, cosy event. Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Mala; YogaTherapies4 Bowsden TerraceNewcastle upon Tyne, England, NE3 1RXUnited Kingdom (map) Join me at the…

Festive Yoga and Journalling Workshop

As we’re officially (just) into November, I thought it was time to share with you my upcoming workshop at Wellness Space, Sunderland. Combining all of my favourite things – yoga, writing, sweet treats and the holidays – we’ll be flowing to festive classical music in a vinyasa class suitable for all levels. Then there’ll be…

Upcoming Workshop | New Year Journalling and Mindfulness Workshop

Welcome in the New Year with a writing workshop on journalling and mindfulness. This workshop at The Crafty Cow Studio in Washington is the perfect way to start 2019 with a new hobby. This workshop on the 19th of January 13:00-15:00 is suitable for all – whether you already love journalling or have never tried…

Writing and Wellbeing at Yogalilies Newcastle

I’m so excited to share with you that I will be leading a writing and wellbeing workshop as part of the Soul Care Sessions at Yogalilies in Newcastle. This workshop is suitable for all and will help you to establish creative writing as a hobby and as a mindfulness practice. Soul Care Sessions are a…

Writing Workshop Activity – From Another Book

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to run a writing workshop for the Women’s Institute. I called the workshop, Everyone Can Be a Writer and used a couple of activities and some recommended reading to get the group thinking about how to start writing. This was a workshop aimed at new writers,…

FICTION – Workshop, piece 3

Cluedo We all picked a place, an object and a mood, these were then given out randomly and we were given fifteen minutes to write a piece from that. My prompts were – A staff room, An argument between neighbours, A chainsaw.   We had to be quiet and she didn’t get that. She was…

FICTION – Workshop, Piece 2

Using a line from our partners work we wrote another piece, I chose to write a monologue but any form was allowed. I chose the line, ‘I want to tell you about my fidgety brain.’   Oh it’s you, I’m glad you’re here. Come in. Come through, sit down. I want to talk to you….

FICTION – Workshop, Piece 1

I thought I would share the writing I came up with during the workshop last Saturday. They haven’t been edited much since the workshop, so they are a little messy. But hopefully they’re interesting. I’ll explain the activity for each as well. Cricket – We were given the first sentence and then asked to write…

The Writing Workshop

Over the years I have been lucky enough to attend A LOT of writing workshops. As part of my MA and as part of the writing squad, as well as other one off events. Workshops vary massively depending on who is running them, who they are aimed at and their theme. Some are aimed at…

FICTION: Ironing

This is a piece that I wrote during a writing workshop. During the workshop we were asked to create to characters who know each other or are related. We then had to write a conversation between these two characters in which they argue about a normal, every day thing, but are in fact arguing about…