Our courses will be online in 2021 and last for 5 days. There will be morning workshops, opportunities to share work from the week and from any work in progress and a one-to-one feedback session for each participant. We will also have evening sessions to share work and for readings, including a guest reader or two. In addition there will be optional elements including guided meditations and working with sensory elements to enrich our writing.
Our experience of running previous online courses and workshops has been really positive with a good sense of community and engagement during the sessions and we hope to bring the environment in Brittany into the sessions as much as possible.
Who is it for?
The group will be working at a good level and is suitable for those with some writing experience who are serious about their work. If you've worked with us on a course before simply sign up. If your work is new to us, please send a small sample (2 or 3 poems, a novel opening or short story…) and a little bit about how you see your writing — we're not making judgements on the work but want to make sure that the course is a good fit for you investment.
We will have a maximum group size of 8 participants to ensure everyone is able to contribute and be heard.
The shape of the week
The theme of the weeks will be Paths around the World Tree. We'll be using the metaphor to explore how we ground our work, embody our writing to make it connected and vital and how we allow our writing to take leaps, soar and move us in new directions. We'll send you a morning meditation that ends in journalling to use if you would like to. There will be morning Zoom workshops from 10–12.30 each day with a break from 11.15–11.30. In the afternoons we encourage you to write and will have prompts and exercises for those who would like them. We will also set up a couple of writing trails in the local environment here in Brittany for those who would like to join and the occasional extra guided meditation leading into writing. We'll meet again on Zoom each evening to share daily feedback, work in progress, hear a guest reader and celebrate the week's writing.
When will it take place?
Our autumn masterclass will run from Monday, 13 September until Friday, 17 September.
Where will it happen?
The course will be hosted on Zoom, on a professional account and you can access it anywhere that you have a stable internet connection.
What does it cost?
The cost for the week is £285.
There is a non-refundable deposit of £100 on booking (we'll send bank details. Please note we can't accept cheques).
And the balance of £185 is due by 6 August.
(If you would like to pay in a currency other than GBP this may be an option for several currencies including Euro, US $, NZ $, Canadian $ and Australian $.)
How do I book?
If you haven't been on one of our previous courses please send some sample work and a bit about your writing practice and aims along with your form.
Jan will get back to you to confirm places and send you an invoice for the deposit and final payment.
If you have any other questions please get in touch with Jan.
We look forward to working with you!