I received this email from Will Hirstle the Stour Project Co-ordinator so passing it on to see if any of you are interested in doing any of these workshops. I have done one in the past and found it very informative. These are free events so contact Will if you would like to participate or even just to go on their mailing list for future events.
In the Stour Valley, rivers flow through all our towns and many smaller settlements. We rely on them in many ways, yet we take them for granted and they often pass by un-noticed. WordFlow is about using writing to celebrate and draw inspiration from rivers and riverside landscapes. Local writer Victoria Field will hold workshops at venues in Ashford and Canterbury in June.
Full details below. Just reply to this email to book a place.
WordFlow creative writing workshops
In Ashford (at the Riverside Centre, Clockhouse, TN23 4YN)
Tuesday June 4th
Saturday June 8th In Canterbury (at the Marlowe Kit, Stour Street, CT1 2NZ)
Friday June 7th
Sunday June 9th All workshops run from 10am to 1pm.
Local writer Victoria Field will use the River Stour as inspiration for you to write poems, fiction, memoir or drama. We will read examples of other people’s writing about rivers, share our own experiences and possibly spend time observing the river nearby. We will use these as a stimulus for creating our own responses in writing. No previous experience necessary. Refreshments will be provided
WordFlow is a sister project to FlowFilm, our river-based film-making project.
There will be opportunities later in the year to work with a film-maker on a short film based on your writing. The writing created in the workshop will also be used as inspiration for young film-makers attending workshops in the summer holidays. I hope you can join us!
Will Hirstle Our Stour Project Co-ordinator
Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership Ashford Highways, 4 Javelin Way, Henwood, Ashford, TN24 8DH
Tel: 03000 410900
www.kentishstour.org.uk www.wildsites.org www.westgateparks.co.uk www.kentcountryside.org.uk
Conserving, enhancing and promoting the countryside and urban greenspace of the Stour Valle
Part of the Kent Countryside and Coast Management Service.