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On hold until we have more clarity on coronavirus
Writing the pilgrim’s path
Upton Cross, East Cornwall – new date tba after the lockdown is lifted
A pilgrimage is a meaningful journey. Often, people go on a pilgrimage when they are at a major crossroads in their life, or searching for spiritual experience, healing and forgiveness, but sometimes they are simply marking a significant birthday, retirement, recovery from illness or other occasion for giving thanks.
The pilgrim’s path is both an inner journey and an opportunity to meet new people and see new places – which makes it an ideal topic for a writing workshop.
Writing the pilgrim’s path
One-day writing workshop, including lunch
What kind of writer are you? Discovering your author brand
Saturday 27th June 2020, 10.30-4.00, Upton Cross, East Cornwall
Every author can benefit from developing brand awareness, whether traditionally published or publishing independently, and even for unpublished authors, knowing your brand will help you put together a more focused and effective pitch to publishers and agents.
Whatever your publishing intentions, having a clear idea about what kind of writer you are can help in the writing process, giving you a sense of purpose and direction, so this workshop is suitable for all.
What kind of writer are you? Discovering your author brand.
A one-day writing workshop, including lunch
I’ve worked for nationwide organisations including The Society of Authors, Lapidus, Writing Magazine and The Scattered Authors; residential providers including The Arvon Foundation, Endelienta and The Writing Retreat, and a wide variety of small independents such as writing groups, after school clubs and home-educating families. I’m happy to work with groups of all ages and stages of experience.
I can offer workshops on fiction, non-fiction, memoir and poetry, from sparking ideas to redrafting. I also teach writing workshops that draw on creative dreaming and image-work.
Email me without obligation if you would like to discuss your own event email@example.com
Does your team have to write newsletters, articles, social media posts, adverts and leaflets? email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss a non-fiction training day designed to help build their skills and boost their writing confidence.
The feedback from the team was really positive. It was a good opportunity for us to learn some new skills and reflectively look at how we write and our different writing styles ~ Laura Dowton, Tenant Involvement and Social Inclusion Manager, Ocean Housing
What people say…
Everything seems to be flowing so much more easily… I feel reconnected, supported by a dream life I’d given no real attention to previously, and just aware of an opening of creative possibilities ~ Jackie Taylor
WritingRetreat@Escape2Cornwall tweet: From a retreat guest: @jennyalexander4 was fantastic. Such a lovely warm presence and so informative. She really got me working and thinking
Jenny’s workshops taught me to stop panicking about my creativity and to start listening properly to my own inner thoughts. I’ve used her workshop ideas again and again to help me cope with creative problems ~Moira Butterfieldhttp://www.moirabutterfield.com/
Jen’s techniques – and her generous sharing of them – have been responsible for many of my own personal breakthroughs as a writer ~ Liz Kessler http://www.lizkessler.co.uk
During Jenny’s collage workshop, which she led with a soulful gentleness, I had a sense that disparate parts of my mind spoke their sorrows and dreams, and discovered they all wanted the same things. Several years on, I am still nourished by the clarity and the freedom that emerged from the sweetness and excitement of that afternoon ~ Moira Munro http://www.moiramunro.com
In one short session, Jenny showed me the possibilities for taking my writing somewhere else, and now I am working on new ideas that expand what I learnt with her ~ Alison Boyle http://www.artificialsilk.org/
I often use Jenny’s collage activity to explore the subconscious world of my stories. A great resource, and an inspiring writing teacher ~ Lee Weatherly www.usborne.com/angel
What I say…
You can listen to me talking about my approach to teaching workshops in this interview I gave recently for a new online course on Running Writing Groups, hosted by the Professional Writing Academy and written and taught by experienced writers and group facilitators Victoria Field and Anne Taylor.