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

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

Until 30 September - Artists Walk 2021 in Alexandra Park and Palace. A pandemic-friendly, healthy way to take in art produced by local artists outside the traditional gallery space.

Wednesday 29 September - Haringey Welcome event at Karamel restaurant*, 7pm. An evening of food, drink, exciting performances, and inspiring stories!

Wednesday 29 September – Online History Talk: Picture Shows before Cinema, 7.30pm. By Zoom.

Thursday 30 September - Movers and Shakers on Thursdays at Karamel*, 11.30-12pm. Music and movement for babies and toddlers.

Thursday 30 September - Tomorrow's Warriors present Emily Roberts at Karamel*, 8pm. Please book.

Friday 1 October Obafunke Fusion at Karamel*, 8pm. Please book.

Saturday 2 October - Collage Kids present Aunty Sarah: the Mouse on the Moon at Karamel*, 11.30am. Please RSVP.

Saturday 2 October - Zantogola at Karamel*, 8pm. Please book.

Thursday 7 October - Phoebe Rees at Bowes Park Folk Club at Mum's Bistro, 143 Middleton Road N22, 7.45pm.

 

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.

We have always been here: Black, Asian and Minority LGBTQ+ history in Haringey from 1970s to the 1990s, at Bruce Castle Museum from 22 September to 31 October.

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

 

Courses and Activities

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

Free Martial Arts Classes for Women (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Saturdays in October at Alexandra Park School, 1pm.

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

Finding the Poem Set 1 – Monday evenings starting 13 Sept on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Creative Writing Foundation part 1 – Tuesday mornings starting 14 Sept on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Life Writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings starting 14 Sept on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Prioritise your Writing! – Wednesday mornings starting 15th Sept 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.

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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