SELFIES is back!

…on Saturday 25 June at Astley Castle, North Warwickshire

Join our very own comic surrealist Stephen Jackson, BBC Doctors writer Liz John and Coventry playwright Vanessa Oakes in the grand surroundings of Astley Castle as part of the Writers in Warwickshire Festival 2016.  Following our popular Write What You Know workshop in the morning, we will be reading our individual SELFIES in the afternoon.  More info and booking link at Writers in Warwickshire.  See you there!

with Liz John and Vanessa Oakes

10 am – 1 pm

£15 per person, including morning coffee. Maximum of 15 people so early booking advised!

Drawing on your own life, this workshop will help you to find your voice, hone your writing skills and turn your personal experiences into a story. We aim to inspire and motivate you. Previous participants have thoroughly enjoyed the session.  One said, “Great, open atmosphere to be able to express yourself in.”  Another commented: “I found it really helpful, thought-provoking, and opened me up to possibilities.”

performed by Stephen Jackson, Liz John and Vanessa Oakes

3 pm – 4 pm includes optional Q&A


Three dramatic monologues, read by ourselves, exposing our working practices and influences, as well as exploring how our individual backgrounds have shaped the writers we are today. The results, like all good selfies, promise to be entertaining, diverse, occasionally comedic, and sometimes downright bizarre.

“It’s a great idea and an inspiration for local writers.”
Helen Meeke, Festival Director Warwick Words 2015

“It was wonderful how different they all were – I have not laughed like that for a very long time. Thank you!”
Audience feedback, Shop Front Theatre 2016

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