Liz and Vanessa arrive at Astley Castle to set up for our ‘Write What You Know Workshop’.
One of the grander workshop venues we have encountered so far.
Fingers crossed that the weather holds…
…because this is our view of the ceiling.
At tea break we all retired to Astley Reading Rooms for tea/coffee (and cake) and as the rain began to fall we decided to order another round of drinks and continue indoors.
Lunchtime brought a welcome break in the clouds, and Steve…
…with his trusty trolley.
Steve rehearsing Liz (Julia’s understudy).
The audience start to arrive…
Waiting for the rain and the thunder to abate so we can finally begin.
We met some lovely people and had a great day (despite the British weather). Thanks for having us!
I loved the relaxed feel of it all and the wealth of knowledge from the workshop leaders.
All elements were perfectly timed. Full of tips and ideas and very laid back. Very helpful.
Given me new enthusiasm for writing my book.
Coffee break @ Friends Meeting House
After struggling through rush hour road works (!) and traffic chaos Nicola & Vanessa started the day off with our Write What You Know workshop which is where things immediately started to look up.
Great, open, atmosphere to be able to express yourself in.
Friendly open atmosphere. And prompting exercises that get your mind flowing.
I found it really helpful, thought-provoking, and opened me up to possibilities.
Four 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.
In Search of The Unhappy Ending by Liz John
Dark Matters by Nicola Jones
Lowering My Voice by Helen Kelly
The Other Me by Vanessa Oakes
8 pm Lord Leycester Hospital
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