• Apr 20, 2021 from 10:30am to 1:00pm
  • Location: Collage Writing Room online
  • Latest Activity: Mar 13

Tuesday mornings: 10.30am-1pm; 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May. £125. Email kate@collage-arts.org.uk to reserve your place and receive a payment link. Virtual Writing Room via ZOOM video conference & correspondence.

‘You must write a memoir as if you’re writing a novel, you have to give it a shape.’ Blake Morrison

This course is for people who have done a previous course at Collage Writing Room with Giovanna, or who are some way into a life writing project.

 

Over 6 weeks, we will explore how to shape and structure our writing in a compelling and novelistic way. We will learn ways to hook our readers into our story, keep them turning the pages, charm and alarm them with our characters and reveal fascinating, relatable truths about our lives. We will investigate what is meant by a strong voice in memoir and understand how stylistic devices like dialogue, scene building, setting description, and suspense creates a vivid world the reader can disappear inside. As well as reading extracts from published memoirists, nominated students will have the chance to workshop extracts of their writing each week. All levels welcome.

 

We would love to welcome you to our writing community where you can progress your work, share ideas with other writers, and focus on your writing away from distractions.

http://collagewritingroom.com/summer-courses/

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Events and Activities

 

 

Thursday 2 December – Bowes Park Folk club: Christina Alden and Alex Patterson at Mum's Bistro 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG, 7.45pm.

Thursday 2 December – Yaz Fentazi at Karamel*, 8pm.

Friday 3 December – Rio Trio at Karamel*, 8pm.

Saturday 4 December – Book Event: Keith Kahn-Harris talks about his new book The Babel Message at All Good Bookshop, 35 Turnpike Lane, Wood Green.

Saturday 4 December – Bach's Magnificat and Christmas Carols at St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DD, 7.30pm. Fortismere Community Choir's Christmas concert.

Sunday 5 December – Revolution: a night of theatre, music and poetry at Karamel*, 6.30pm.

Monday December 6 - Green Open Homes online tour and advice event. Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Thursday 9 December - Meet the Children's Agent: a talk with Christabel McKinley of David Higham Associates on Zoom, 10.30-11.30 am.. From Collage Writing Room.

Friday 10 December – Learn to Sew a personalized cushion cover! at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, N13 5 XL (inside Post Office main entrance), 11-1pm.

Saturday 11 December - Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Fair in St. James Square N10 (outside Planet Organic), 10.30-4pm.

Saturday 11 December - Singing Carols for Shelter with V&J Ensemble at Owens Food Store 90 Alexandra Park Road N10, 11am.

Saturday 11 December - Collage Kids: Baden Prince's African Stories at Karamel*, 11.30-12.30pm. Free, but please book.

 

Exhibitions

Weaving Tales of Resilience at Bruce Castle Museum from 22 September to 26 February 2022. How diverse communities in Tottenham pulled together the community threads of resilience; created from textiles and film media.

Sisters, Sirens and Saints – imagining the women of Beatrice Offor, at Bruce Castle Museum, from 22 September – 23 December.

Lockdowns and Landscapes at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park N8, from 29 November - 11 December.

 

Courses and Activities

V&J Ensemble: Vocal group for ALL Singers on Wednesdays at St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), 6.50-8.30pm.

Collage Kids: Rhythm and Song Sessions - Tuesdays at Karamel*, 10-11.15am. Free.

Movers and Shakers - Thursdays at Karamel*, 11.30-12pm. Music and movement for babies and toddlers.

Salsa with Sureka – live course on Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG, 7-8pm. 

* * * Writing Courses with Collage Writing Room * * *

Finding the Poem Set 2 – Monday evenings starting 1 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Creative Writing Foundation part 2 – Tuesday mornings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Life Writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Write into Childhood – Tuesday evenings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Prioritise your Writing! – Wednesday mornings starting 3 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

Short Fiction Workshop – Wednesday evenings starting 3 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

 

 

*Karamel Restaurant is in Coburg Road, Wood Green.

 

 

 


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