• Nov 2, 2021 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Collage Writing Room online with Zoom
  • Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2021

Write for children with Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner, Sita Brahmachari.

Collage Writing Room's new course is for anyone who:

* Has ever been a child and is longing to re-wild their imaginations

* Values childhood and young adult experience as central to who we are and what we become

* Is inspired to write into childhood realities or fantasy/ dream worlds

* Has read a children’s or YA story that has helped them navigate through life and would like a go at writing one

Over the six week course Sita will share many techniques to access writing stories for readers aged from five through to middle grade to Young Adults and adults!

Week 1) Sita presents her patchwork storytelling quilt in a brainstorm of creativity starting with a naming ceremony and finding your ‘voice.’

Week 2) Exploring Rites of Passage stories. Sharing inspirations. The role and depiction of adults in children’s and YA fiction and the need for Intergenerational diverse stories.

Week 3) Experimenting! Trying out a range of fun and random techniques to build character and connection to landscape, place and plot.

Week 4) Writing dialogue that sings – a myriad of methods and the vital place of reading aloud!

Week 5) Into the wilds. Entering the magical, surreal symbolism of the storytelling woods of childhood. Settling on the form and genre that fits your storytelling – novel, memoir, poetry, free verse, play, novella or illustrated novel.

Week 6) Testing your story. The value of workshopping with readers. Daring to change and grow new patchwork pieces for your story. Reflecting on the patchwork pieces collected so far.

Tuesday evenings, 6.30pm-9pm; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7. Cost £125 (email kate@collage-arts.org to register and receive payment link). Virtual Writing Room via ZOOM video conference & correspondence.

Autumn Programme 2021 – Collage Writing Room

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Events and Activities

Saturday 22 January -  Critique, support and coffee: building a local book writers' group, Muswell Hill Library, 2-3pm. Organised by Friends of Muswell Hill Library.

  

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.stories from 2020, supporting one another whilst facing the challenges of COVID-19, and standing side by side in response to Black Lives Matter.

Sisters, Sirens and Saints, imagining the women of Beatrice Offor – at Bruce Castle Museum from Sept 22 to May 28 2022. Special exhibition that explores the portraits of one of the first women students who were trained at the Slade, going on to become one of the few successful commercial Edwardian female artists.

 

Courses and Activities

Introductory martial arts course on Mondays and Thursdays starting 8 January at Alexandra Park School, 1pm. 6 week course.

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

 Finding the Poem Set 3 – Monday evenings for 5 weeks starting 10 Jan on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

NEW!! Flash Fiction Workout  – write short, short stories! Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 26 Jan on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

Life Writing and Memoir – Wednesday evenings starting 5 Jan for 6 weeks on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Prioritise your Writing and finish your work-in-progress – Wednesday mornings starting 5 Jan for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

 

Ongoing courses

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. 

 

 

*Karamel Restaurant is in Coburg Road, Wood Green.

 

 

 


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