Workshops

Throughout the year Sunday Writers’ Club are running writing workshops and organising readings from local and international authors. Like everything we offer at Sunday Writers’ Club, the workshops are designed to be friendly, inspirational and informative. Great writing development opportunities guaranteed.

As a valued SWC member, not only will you be the first to hear about the next planned workshop through our members-only newsletter, but you will also be top-of-the-list when it comes to booking one of the strictly limited places.

We are excited to announce two workshops in our autumn 2021 programme! Details below.

Become a member today and receive a discount on this workshop and all that follow.

‘Growth Mindset For Writers’ with Brigid Whoriskey

 

Tuesday 11th January 2022, 7-9pm CET

online (Zoom)

Non-member fee €29 | Member fee €19 

Looking to the new year, we’ll be running a different kind of workshop for writers thanks to the wonderful Brigid Whoriskey.

Brigid is as an executive coach who specialises in helping business leaders take control of their future roadmap by setting clear goals for themselves. She is a natural collaborator who always uses an ethical and inclusive approach and is driven to help the people she works with achieve the goals they set for themselves. Brigid is also a passionate creative writer. During her workshops she teaches many valuable techniques that we can all learn to successfully apply to how we approach our writing.

How often do you promise yourself that you are going to set aside time to write, but never do? How challenging do you find it to make time for your writing and, honestly, how well do you utilize that time? Do you set clear writing goals? Do you constantly worry if your writing is good enough? How do you pluck up the courage to send off a submission? How do you cope with receiving yet another rejection letter from a publisher? How do you maintain the focus and positive mindset to keep moving towards achieving your ultimate goal of publication?

If these questions resonate with you, our 2 hour ‘Growth Mindset For Writers’ workshop might be just the thing you need.

The workshop will be held online using the Zoom platform on Tuesday 11th January 2022 and is open to both SWC members and non-members.

 

Photo © Brigid Whoriskey

Past Workshops

‘Beginnings’ with Joanna Nadin

 

Sunday 7th November, 7.30-9.30pm CET

online (Zoom)

Non-member ticket €45 | Member ticket €29

 

 

The bestselling novelist and creative writing lecturer Dr Joanna Nadin was one of our most popular guests for Meet the Professionals earlier this year. We are extremely excited to now be able to offer a 2 hour online creative writing workshop with Joanna – genuinely an opportunity not to be missed!

 

Joanna holds a doctorate in young adult fiction and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bristol University. Her books for children include the ‘Flying Fergus’ series, which she co-wrote with 6-times Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. Her tough but life-affirming young adult novel, ‘Joe All Alone’, has been made into a BAFTA-winning, Emmy- nominated BBC TV drama. Her novel for adult readers ‘The Queen of Bloody Everything’ was longlisted for the Guardian newspaper’s Not The Booker award.

We all know the weight of a great first line, but what else goes into a well-planned novel opening? Joanna will take you through some of the greatest openings, show you how they work, and help you shape your own.

Joanna will discuss introducing characters, backstory, setting and description. The Beginning is only the start – everything a writer puts in their opening pages must resonate for the reader throughout the rest of the novel.

The workshop will be held online using the Zoom platform on Sunday 7th November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm CET and is open to both SWC members and non-members.

 

Photo © Helen Giles

Online Poetry Workshop

with John Malone

The Red Pencil Sharpener: Sharpening Your Imagination

Sunday 24 January 2021 at 10:00am (CET – ‘Vienna time’)

Workshop Price:

  • €29

  • €20 for Annual Members

“The Red Pencil Sharpener” is about the imagination, letting it run free, following where it takes you, allowing yourself to be surprised or dismayed where it leads you, not being afraid, We will look at poems that do this, that show you the way. It is all about the imagination, giving you techniques to access it, and how best to use it when you have.

This 1.5 hour online workshop with John Malone is for anyone interested in creative writing and poetry.

You will find workshop terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

John Malone

John Malone

Australian poet and workshop tutor

John has three educational titles to his credit, each on the writing of poetry and all with major publishers including Longman Cheshire, Wakefield Press. He has oodles of Flash Fiction pieces published in hard copy form and on websites, a dozen or so short stories, and five books of poetry, two of which were self published.  Over the decades he has published 100s of poems for children in  leading literary publications including the School Magazine (Aust) and Cricket (USA). He has run many workshops at schools, writers’ groups, and for a number of tertiary groups and institutions.

John keeps a fun blog here

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The Red Pencil Sharpener

I am looking down the barrels of

the red pencil sharpener

its holes

big as drainpipes

fat as full moons

flared like the nostrils

of horses;

 they are

deep wells

dark tunnels

O-shaped mouths hungry

for pencils

The red pencil sharpener sharpens

my imagination

Workshop Terms and Conditions

 

Tickets
Online Tickets to SWC workshops are only available on www.sundaywritersclub.com. The price stated on the website, including any possible discounts, applies.
Tickets are only valid for the date they were booked for. Tickets are not transferable to another date and workshop.
Tickets are transferable. Please send an email to office@sundaywritersclub.com to inform us of  the changes until the day before the SWC Sunday Session.

Cancellation of a SWC workshop
Should we need to cancel a SWC workshop, we will inform you as soon as possible. Your ticket will then be reimbursed.

Returns
Tickets can be cancelled for a full refund up to 7 days before the SWC workshop.
Unfortunately, in order to cover the workshop costs and pay the workshop instructor, tickets cannot be cancelled less than 7 days before the SWC workshop or for non-attendance.
You can email us at office@sundaywritersclub.com and transfer the ticket to a friend until the day before the workshop. Transfers on the same day as the workshop cannot be accepted.

What is included

Your ticket allows you to take part in the SWC workshop on the date for which you have purchased the ticket. The workshop will take place online, via the Zoom online meeting platform. Please ensure that you are able to stream and use the platform before the event. We will send you the link to the workshop in advance and ask that you log on in good time. You will be transferred to a waiting room and invited to join the meeting at the stated start time. You will also need a secure internet connection.  When using Zoom, please make sure that you can use your device microphone and camera.  You can find out more about Zoom here: https://zoom.us.

General information
Anything you write during a SWC workshop is, of course, yours to keep. The copyright remains with you.

Data Protection
When buying a ticket on www.sundaywritersclub.com, you are requested to provide personal data (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address). You agree to this storage of personal data collected during the ordering process. As a matter of principle, we will never pass it on to unauthorised third parties.

Vienna, December 2020

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