Open Mic Night – Hidden Identities – October

Leaves are blowing in the streets, students are returning to the city, and open mic nights have started up again.  Autumn is definitely here.  And we have a special guest this month at the Creative Cafe and Write Now Open Mic Night, Robert Pimm will be joining us.  Pimm has written the nerve wracking thriller Blood Summit and sharing selections from the book and answering audience audience questions.

Special Guest: Robert Pimm

Robert Pimm lives and works in Vienna.  Widely travelled, he is active on social media, including his blog RobertPimm.com, on twitter as @RobertPimm (including the #ViennaWritingInspiration hashtag) and on Facebook as author.robertpimm.

Blood Summit

More complex than Dan Brown.  More thrilling than Le Carré.  Closer to the truth than either.
Counter-terrorism expert Helen Gale has one job: to protect world leaders at a summit in the Berlin Reichstag.
But terrorists take hostage presidents, prime ministers, one hundred innocent children – and Helen’s journalist husband.
Then the executions start.
Helen’s life implodes. Yet she alone can see the truth. As special forces plan a deadly assault, she must enter the shattered hulk of the Reichstag to try and stop a bloodbath.

“Blood Summit” is available from Shakespeare & Co in Vienna, from Amazon, or on the night at Cafe Korb.

Hidden Identities

For the October 18, 2018 edition of our get together, and in honour of our special guest,  the theme is Hidden Identities.  We will be looking forward to hearing your stories, songs, poems, stand up comedy, and other  creative enterprises in which failed caped crusaders are sharing their memories with aspiring sidekicks, an assassin who is also a noble from a neighbouring country is operating clandestinely in the court of Maria Theresa, or a teenager sneaks into a bar using a false identification card.  This is not an inclusive list, we wanted to give you a few examples to get you started on your way!

The Master of Ceremonies for the Evening

This month the event will be hosted by a member of our writing community, Padraig O’Gorman.  Padraig has published his novel, The Drowning of Innocence.  If you are interested in hosting our open mic night come and see us during the break, we are very nice people, I promise.

The Details

We meet in the basement of Cafe Korb.  To cover the cost of the venue, as this is a collective effort, we ask you to contribute €5 to €10.  Performances start around 19:00, and run for approximately two and a half hours.  However, if you are interested in performing 18:45 is when sign up starts.

Creative endeavours featuring the theme Hidden Identities will be given preference in the performance order.

As this is a joint endeavour between Creative Cafe and Write Now Vienna we have a number of performers.  We ask that you stick to these rough time guidelines so many people get a chance to participate.

  • poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)
  • short story (max 2000 words)
  • novel excerpt (max 1500 words)
  • song (max 5 minutes)
  • stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

Bring your stories, songs, comedic acts, novel excerpts, poetry, and whatever else can be written on paper and join us for a fun filled and supportive evening.  We hope to see you there.

Stay tuned for changes coming in November!

June Edition: Open Mic Night

As summer draws closer and the weather gets nicer we find ourselves shedding coats.  In losing these layers we also lose the valuable pocket storage our outerwear provides.  Whether it is the inside breast pocket of a sport jacket or the side pockets of a winter jacket.  All of a sudden, you have no place to conveniently keep your spare change.  And therein lies the inspiration for our theme this month.

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For the June 21, 2018 edition of our get together, the theme is Happiness.  We will be looking forward to hearing your stories, songs, poems, stand up comedy, and other  creative enterprises in which people are deliriously happy a loved one is coming home, going to their happy place which also happens to be an actual  magical happy place filled with sunshine and rainbows, or happy their ridiculously complicated revenge scheme worked out exactly as planned.  This is not an inclusive list, we wanted to give you a few examples to get you started on your way!

 

The Master of Ceremonies for the Evening

This month the event will be hosted by a member of our community.  If you are interested in hosting our open mic night email us at Write Now or at Creative Cafe, or come and see us during the break, we are very nice people, I promise.

The Details

We meet in the basement of Cafe Korb.  To cover the cost of the venue, as this is a collective effort, we ask you to contribute €5 to €10.  Performances start around 19:00, and run for approximately two and a half hours.  However, if you are interested in performing 18:45 is when sign up starts.

Creative endeavours featuring the theme Happiness will be given preference in the performance order.

As this is a joint endeavour between Creative Cafe and Write Now Vienna we have a number of performers.  We ask that you stick to these rough time guidelines so many people get a chance to participate.

  • poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)
  • short story (max 2000 words)
  • novel excerpt (max 1500 words)
  • song (max 5 minutes)
  • stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

We will be publishing the best selections from the evening right here on our blog.  Keep checking back for the latest literary endeavours and to learn about new authors on the scene.

Bring your stories, songs, comedic acts, novel excerpts, poetry, and whatever else can be written on paper and join us for a fun filled and supportive evening.  We hope to see you there.

Workshop: Writing and Performing Short Stories with Turan Ali

A 2 day course to boost your confidence and skills in writing and performing short stories. Whether you are writing professionally already or not, this course is designed to boost confidence and take your writing and performing skills and understanding to the next level.  The theories and practice introduced on the course are applicable to whatever form of story you want to create and perform, but particular emphasis will be on short form stories. This course would be of benefit whether you want to write short stories and deliver them to audiences, or read your work on radio or podcast, or if your job requires you to write and deliver talks to large groups where the ability to tell stories would help tremendously. Most human communication is based on story, usually short form stories, so we all need to master the writing and telling of a good story. The perfoming skills are just as relevant in speaking to small groups as it is with a larger audience. The course tutor is Turan Ali who has almost 30 years of experience in creating stories for the BBC. We think this workshop is the first of its kind in Vienna !

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A 2 day course to boost your confidence & skills in writing & delivering
SHORT FORM stories to any audience, in ANY MEDIUM

RUN BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/TRAINER: TURAN ALI

COURSE AIM:

  • to build understanding of universal story theory, and its application to short stories
  • to increase the short story writing skills of participants
  • to enhance the story delivery skills and confidence of participants
  • to develop advanced story analysis skills of your own and of other peoples’ stories
  • to particular emphasis to be given to short form stories, for all media

This will be achieved through theory, practice, individual coaching and group analysis.

PARTICIPANTS

As this course involves theory and practice with individual coaching, it is suitable for those at all stages of experience in writing and performing stories. The instructor will enable you to apply the theories to whatever level you are at and progress to higher levels, in the writing, performing and analysis of stories. The course is suitable for people who want to create stories in all media: in print, online, on air (radio, TV, film), or face to face (with individuals or larger audiences), precise focus on short form stories. Sometimes those newer to story writing adopt the theories more quickly and effectively than those who have been writing for a while, so group analysis is one of the effective tools for assessing the progress of our stories and delivery.

COURSE CONTENT

DAY 1 – MORNING– (SHORT) STORY THEORY, PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS

DAY 1 – AFTERNOON– STORY PERFORMANCE THEORY, PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS

BETWEEN DAYS 1 & 2– INDIVIDUAL STORY WRITING COACHING BY EMAIL

DAY 2 – MORNING– THEORY RE-CAP; WRITTEN STORIES ANALYSIS AND FEEDBACK

DAY 2 – AFTERNOON– THEORY RE-CAP; READING YOUR STORIES: ANALYSIS/FEEDBACK

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WORKSHOP TUTOR

Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing stories, drama, comedy and factual programmes for the BBC for nearly 30 years in many genres, on radio, TV, film, in print and online. He is a published author of factual books and articles, and of fiction, and has won awards as an author (screenplay) and as a producer/director (radio programmes). He has performed his short stories on BBC radio, and on stage in many countries. As a trainer he has provided story theory and production training in many genres for broadcast professionals and organisations from over 65 countries. His approach is licensed to international broadcasters. He delivers masterclasses and courses internationally. This is a unique opportunity to acquire this tried and tested theory and practice and apply it to whatever you want to create.

DATE/TIME

The 2 days of the course are:
Day 1: Sunday June 17th 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Day 2: Sunday July 8th 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Attendance on both days is required.

Location: Venue to be announced ASAP – central Vienna

Fee:€225

Copywriting Intensive: Learn the skills you need to get started

Join professional copywriter, Matt Campelli for an exciting intensive weekend workshop to learn the ins and outs of copywriting.

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Copywriting has its perks. Being paid for creative work that you can do from anywhere in the world (the beach?) sounds like an appealing option, particularly if you’ve fallen out of love with your 9-5. And there’s plenty of work – if you know how and where to get it.

But (there’s always a but), you need to have the skills to deliver what paying clients want. Plus, you’ll have to learn how to position yourself to win customers in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Matt Campelli

Matthew Campelli is a British journalist, editor and copywriter. He is the founder of Sport Sustainability Journal, former Head of News and Content for Leisure Media and has written for The Times, The Independent, Broadcast Magazine and The Blizzard. Matthew was also the Content Marketing Manager and copywriting specialist for SMARTASSISTANT, an Austrian technology start-up based in Vienna.

During this two-day copywriting workshop, you will learn:

  • The essential copywriting toolkit

  • Why stories are crucial for copywriters – and how to use them

  • How to address client pain points

  • What paying clients are looking for, and how to position yourself to win their business

Date: May 12th and 13th , 2018

Time: 2:00-5:00

Location: Türkenschanzstrasse 4/2, 1180

Fee:€120

Open Mic Night: Pockets

As summer draws closer and the weather gets nicer we find ourselves shedding coats.  In losing these layers we also lose the valuable pocket storage our outerwear provides.  Whether it is the inside breast pocket of a sport jacket or the side pockets of a winter jacket.  All of a sudden, you have no place to conveniently keep your spare change.  And therein lies the inspiration for our theme this month.

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For the May 17, 2018 edition of our get together, the theme is Pockets.  We will be looking forward to hearing your stories, songs, poems, stand up comedy, and other  creative enterprises in which people have holes in their pockets, hide important notes in pockets, or lose things through inter dimensional time pockets underneath their couch.  This is not an inclusive list, we wanted to give you a few examples to get you started on your way!

Special Guest: Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick is a New York based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of eight books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature ‘syllabic labyrinth’” (Craig Dworkin); “one long dithyramb of desire, a seven-veiled dance of seduction that celebrates the tangles, convolutions, and ecstacies of unbridled sexuality… demonstrating how desire flows through language, an unstoppable flood of allusion (both literary and pop-cultural), word-play, and extravagant and outrageous sound-work.” (Mark Scroggins). Most recently is Checking In (Talonbooks, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), the libretto for her Spoken Word opera co-created with Grammy award winning composer, Sir Frank London. She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is Poetry Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

The Master of Ceremonies for the Evening

This month will be hosted by Tim Lynwood, one of the founding members of Write Now.  If you are interested in hosting our open mic night email us at Write Now or at Creative Cafe, or come and see us during the break, we are very nice people, I promise.

The Details

We meet in the basement of Cafe Korb.  To cover the cost of the venue, as this is a collective effort, we ask you to contribute €5 to €10.  Performances start around 19:00, and run for approximately two and a half hours.  However, if you are interested in performing 18:45 is when sign up starts.

Creative endeavours featuring the theme Pockets will be given preference in the performance order.

As this is a joint endeavour between Creative Cafe and Write Now Vienna we have a number of performers.  We ask that you stick to these rough time guidelines so many people get a chance to participate.

  • poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)
  • short story (max 2000 words)
  • novel excerpt (max 1500 words)
  • song (max 5 minutes)
  • stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

We will be publishing the best selections from the evening right here on our blog.  Keep checking back for the latest literary endeavours and to learn about new authors on the scene.

Bring your stories, songs, comedic acts, novel excerpts, poetry, and whatever else can be written on paper and join us for a fun filled and supportive evening.  We hope to see you there.

Everyday Heroes

From his apartment window Thomas followed the movements of a young man lurking about the courtyard. The stranger stopped in front of a bicycle. Not just any bicycle. It was Anna’s white ladybike. Seconds later the bicycle was leaving the courtyard in the hands of an abductor. Thomas stood in disbelief. Anna must have forgotten to lock it. He had to act, and he had to do so in a hurry. The thief was already out of sight. Soon the ladybike would be lost among the countless bicycles of Copenhagen’s concrete jungle.

Thomas was a young man himself, but not a particularly brave man. Yet, there he was, fighting to pull on his Converse sneakers. Anna had done nothing to deserve this – except forgetting to lock her bicycle. “Damnit Anna, why do you never lock that thing”. Remembering that Anna was the victim, he shifted the blame. “No one should steal bicycles in the first place”, he reproached himself. She would be back from vacation in a few days. Meanwhile Thomas had promised to keep things in order. This situation caught him off guard. Sure, he would be forgiven, but would it ever be forgotten if he did nothing? Yes, insurance would cover the material loss, but there was more at stake. He had become involved as a silent witness. Obligated to the well-being of the ladybike. The abductor had pulled him into an unfamiliar vortex. Everything from Danish civil order to the equilibrium of Thomas and Anna’s relationship seemed to be at stake.

Off he went, racing his tired old bicycle up and down the streets of suburban Valby. The only bloody place in Copenhagen with hills. Panting, sweating – where the hell could it be? Searching the neighborhood using no precise method. His eyes flared like a mother whose child has gone missing at a playground. Almost wanting to cry out some name. Hoping to hear in response the ring of the ladybike’s bell. The distress call of an iron damsel in dire straits. In this frantic state of mind, he considered how to handle the abductor if he found him. This was all unchartered territory. He had read that one must display confidence while avoiding conflict escalation. So perhaps a straight face and firm voice coupled with non-aggressive body language? Or was aggression the right way to go? A quick punch on the nose and a kick in the sack, and then a swift escape. The problem was, he mastered none of these skills. He was an avid student of law, but by no measure a scholar of the streets. He would have to play it by ear. That is, if he found the ladybike and her hijacker. He became anxious as the trail grew colder.

And then, there she was. In the corner of a rundown parking lot, in front of the wooden façade of a greasy burger joint. Seven young men stood in a cluster while an eighth rode around them in circles on Anna’s bicycle. They were restless, loud, taunting each other, fooling around. Thomas’ adrenaline skyrocketed. What to do now? The young men had no idea who he was, but this seemed to be his only advantage. Should he call the cops – the protectors of good citizens? Better not. Anna’s bicycle would be long gone before the cops decided to show up. Drenching his mind for a solution he spotted a man in a small Volkswagen Polo.

Tap-tap. The driver-side window rolled down revealing a man with short blonde crewcut hair. His large face stuck itself forward meeting Thomas with an indifferent gaze. “Can you please help me? I… those men over there stole my girlfriend’s bicycle and… I don’t know how to get it back”, Thomas stuttered as he continued to explain his current predicament. The man said few words, but his expression had changed. Staring with bitter contempt at the group of young men he said in a cooled voice, “let me have a little chat with them”. The door opened and from one of the world’s smallest cars stepped out a colossus of a man. He bore a formidable physique, dwarfing Thomas by several heads and twice as wide over the shoulders. He started towards the young men in a mechanical stride, with Thomas following a few steps behind.

“What are you doing riding around on a ladybike?”, the giant demanded. Caught off guard by the sudden disturbance the young men faltered for a second before manning up. All of them now turning towards Thomas and his large associate. Ready to front. A small fellow with a quick tongue stepped up, “What’s it to you? We’re just hanging out. Not bothering anyone”. The man clenched his massive granite jaw. “Don’t play stupid with me or I might get offended. The bicycle belongs to him,” the man said pointing towards Thomas, who felt powerful in the company of his unlikely ally. The young men began muttering in unison and questioning all statements and facts. The Big Man stood unmoved, dismissing their feeble efforts with silent ridicule. On the street he was a professor and they were low grade pupils. “Give me the bicycle” he now commanded in a penetrating voice. The pack froze. Their bodies no longer defiant, they handed over Anna’s bicycle as if they had never wanted it.

Upon return to the shrunken vehicle, the man offered Thomas the ladybike with a self-righteous grin. Thomas returned the grin sheepishly with an over-excited expression of gratitude. Everything had worked out after all, he thought to himself. A few moments later he stood alone on the parking lot with his own bicycle and Anna’s. His protector was gone, and the young men began to move towards him. Time to vacate the scene. Holding onto the ladybike with one hand as he scampered onto his own bicycle, he set off with both in a graceful balancing act.

For a moment he was moving away from a dark horizon towards a magnificent sunrise. And then he crashed. He was shocked and caught under his trusted iron steeds. As he heard the mocking laughs of his pursuers Thomas desperately pulled himself up. The game had changed. Hunter had become hunted, and hunter had left the apartment without considering this crucial part of the operation. The hungry hyenas closed in on him. With a bicycle in each hand Thomas started in no particular direction. His right leg limbering from the crash. There were no people on the streets. On grey Sundays people stay behind walls. He was alone. If the pack ran, they would catch him in no time. For the moment they seemed entertained tiring him through pursuit. In the heat of this mounting pressure he felt his mind react. What he lacked in physical conditioning he made up for in resourcefulness. A MacGyver, without the great hair, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save the day. He scanned the surroundings as he clutched to the ladybike’s handle. Anna’s embedded presence in the iron ladyhorse had a soothing effect. As the young men drew closer, Thomas spotted a lifeline. A scrawny shoe-gazing man in his mid-twenties.

“I know this is going to sound strange”, Thomas gasped, catching his breath before he continued. “But I need your help! Those men are chasing me, and I can’t escape with both bicycles. Please ride one of them home with me?”. The shoe-gazer looked up with surprised eyes. As he glanced past Thomas he saw how the young men were almost upon them. “I-uhh” was all he managed to reply. His mind came to a grinding halt under the weight of the moment. He was a thinker, but there was no time to think. Realizing the other’s deliberation Thomas breathed a heavy sigh. It seemed inevitable that he would lose both bicycles. But then, just in time, the stunned face of his unlikely savior turned from deliberation to determination. “Quick, hand me a bike!” the man yelped. “I am Simon, by the way”, he politely found the time to add. As the pursuers saw their prey trying escape, they launched at them. Thomas and Simon jumped onto the bicycles and put all their weight into the pedals. Suddenly two hands clawed into Thomas’ right arm. For a second, he was a goner, but then with an unfamiliar burst of strength he ripped loose and slipped away. Leaving the young hyenas howling in discontent.

They were free and racing down Valby Bakke. Two beaming faces on wheels, both cherishing a profound sense of some new wonder feeling. As they reached the end of their journey, they each thanked the other for their own reasons. The weight of the experience had set a mark, remolding them in discrete yet definitive ways. Their edges and cuts now that much more noticeable. Themselves assured that they could be sharp if need be. Thomas double locked the bicycles and climbed up the stairs to his apartment. He grabbed a cold one from the fridge and threw himself in the couch, letting go of a deep and content sigh. What a day.

Author: Corbin Entz

Corbin Entz is from Copenhagen, where he studies social anthropology. Having just returned from fieldwork in California he decided to live in Vienna for half a year before finishing his thesis. He is here to write, even though he hasn’t really written much before. A now or never sort of thing.

Open Mic Night: Travelling

The sun is finally shining, the air is warm, and the trees are blooming.  And we are all thinking about where we will take our summer holidays.  We have decided to follow the trend and make this month’s open mic about travelling in all of its forms.  

For the April 19, 2018 edition of our get together, the theme is Travelling.  We will be looking forward to hearing your stories, songs, poems, stand up comedy, and other  creative enterprises in which people take a vacation, walk through their neighbourhood, visit a new planet, or go on an epic journey to deliver an esoteric personal item to a fairy.  This is not an inclusive list, we wanted to give you a few examples to get you started on your way!

This month will be hosted by a community member.  If you are interested in hosting our open mic night email us at Write Now or at Creative Cafe, or come and see us during the break, we are very nice people, I promise.

The Details

We meet in the basement of Cafe Korb.  To cover the cost of the venue, as this is a collective effort, we ask you to contribute €5 to €10.  Performances start around 19:00, and run for approximately two and a half hours.  However, if you are interested in performing 18:45 is when sign up starts.

Creative endeavours featuring the theme Travelling will be given preference in the performance order.

As this is a joint endeavour between Creative Cafe and Write Now Vienna we have a number of performers.  We ask that you stick to these rough time guidelines so many people get a chance to participate.

  • poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)
  • short story (max 2000 words)
  • novel excerpt (max 1500 words)
  • song (max 5 minutes)
  • stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

We will be publishing the best selections from the evening right here on our blog.  Keep checking back for the latest literary endeavours and to learn about new authors on the scene.

Bring your stories, songs, comedic acts, novel excerpts, poetry, and whatever else can be written on paper and join us for a fun filled and supportive evening.  We hope to see you there.

Monday 23rd October – Open Mic and Social Meeting

Please join us for a fun filled evening of readings and socializing. Meet friends, or make new ones! This season we are very excited to expand our open mic to include stand up comedians and songwriters so if you have some material you want to test out on a fantastic crowd, don’t hesitate!

Come along and meet other creative people, take the stage, or simply sit back and enjoy the performances.

The open mic will be open for the following performances:

· poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)

· short story (max 2000 words)

· novel excerpt (max 1500 words)

· song (max 5 minutes)

· stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

Location: Café Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna ( 2 minute walk from Stephansplatz)

Date: Monday 23rd October

Time: 7.00pm to around 9.30pm

Cost: We kindly ask for between €5 and €10 contribution to cover the venue hire

For performers:

If you would like to perform on the night, please arrive at 6.45pm to put your name on the list. Please keep in mind the time / word count for performances.

We look forward to seeing you!

Open Mic monthly meeting – September 21st

Write Now is back after a lovely summer break. For the first time ever we offered a summer workshop, and a children’s workshop and we will definitely be doing both again! But for those of you who we didn’t see over the lazy hazy days of summer, we would like to welcome you to the first meeting of our new season. We are very excited to expand our open mic to include stand up comedians and songwriters so if you have some material you want to test out on a fantastic crowd, don’t hesitate!

Come along and meet other creative people, take the stage, or simply sit back and enjoy the performances.

This event is run in collaboration with Creative Cafe, Austria

With guest poet, Neil McCarthy

The open mic will be open for the following performances:

· poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)

· short story (max 2000 words)

· novel excerpt (max 1500 words)

· song (max 5 minutes)

· stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

The evening includes up to around 1,5 hours of performance with a break between.

Location: Café Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna ( 2 minute walk from Stephansplatz)

Date: Thursday 21st September

Time: 7.00pm to around 9.30pm

Cost: We kindly ask for between €5 and €10 contribution to cover the venue hire

For performers:

If you would like to perform on the night, please arrive at 6.45pm to put your name on the list. Please keep in mind the time / word count for performances.

We look forward to seeing you!

Two August Workshops with Kirstin Zhang!

Dear Writers, greetings from Canada.

Normally Write Now goes on a summer break but the amazing Kirstin Zhang wrote to me and said she would be in Vienna at the end of August. She proposed two wonderful workshops so I figured, why not, summer is an ideal time to get together and learn about the craft of writing. So be sure to mark August 19th on your calendar.

What’s especially exciting is that one of these workshops is for children – aged 9-12. This is our first children’s workshop and we can’t wait. Kirstin also works at the Steiner School in Edinburgh so we have no doubt that she will be a wonderful teacher to inspire this age group.

Both workshops will explore a sense of place in writing. As writers, we know it is essential to create a world on the pages that draws in the reader. Easier said than done, right? Through discussion and exercises Kirstin will unveil the mysteries of creating a world on the page.

Join us on Saturday August 19th at a lovely little workshop in the 18th district. You’ll be sure to come away with some tips and techniques, meet some like-minded writers, and afterwards you can take a stroll through the nearby Turkenschanz park or have a drink at the trendy Aumann Cafe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email at kirsten.writenow@gmail.com

For more details on the workshops click here

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!