What will be covered in this workshop?
Come and join a five week workshop to help you write the most evocative Creative Non-Fiction of your life. Using a unique structure the five week/ten hour synchronous programme covers five crucial aspects of writing compelling, satisfying and interesting creative and narrative non-fiction:
Week 1. Finding your voice, finding your story:
How to get started on a new piece of writing
Week 2. Writing from the gut:
How to get that initial draft down on the page
Week 3. Writing from the head:
How to uncover the ‘story’ you really want to tell
Week 4. Writing from the heart:
How to edit and revise so that your prose goes deeper still, and takes the reader with you
Week 5. Nailing the openings and endings, and finding a title that sings:
How to draft a compelling opening, land those last few lines, and find a title that does plenty of the heavy lifting!
Whether you’re writing memoir, life-writing, nature, travel, ekphrastic or historical prose this workshop will provide space to explore, develop and deepen your non-fiction writing. With supportive opportunities to share and get feedback on work-in-progress, these are affordable and accessible sessions from an award winning writer and facilitator, of thirty years experience.
Will I have a chance to share my work?
There will be regular chances throughout the five weeks to share work-in-progress and receive constructive and supportive feedback in the group. (Guidance on how to give and receive feedback will be sent before the five weeks begins.)
Who is teaching this workshop?
El Rhodes is an archaeologist who lives in Cardiff and Wiltshire. She writes a range of prose and prose poetry and is widely published and anthologised. She also writes a quarterly column for Spelt Magazine on rural issues. Her CNF manuscript ‘My Family & Other Folklore’ was recently long-listed for Canongate’s Nan Shepherd Prize and she won the Elliott & Thompson ‘Spirit of Summer’ Flash CNF prize. Other prose work has been nominated this year for the BIFFY50, the BOTN, and the Pushcart Prize.
When does this workshop happen?
January 9, 9 AM – 11 AM EST / 2 PM – 4 PM GMT
January 16, 9 AM – 11 AM EST / 2 PM – 4 PM GMT
January 23, 9 AM – 11 AM EST / 2 PM – 4 PM GMT
January 30, 9 AM – 11 AM EST / 2 PM – 4 PM GMT
February 6, 9 AM – 11 AM EST / 2 PM – 4 PM GMT
How long is this workshop?
Five weeks: two hours each week.
How is this workshop presented?
This workshop is online, live, and interactive. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to keep their video cameras on, as online events are much more fun when we can all see each other.
We’ll gather on Google Meet, which is very similar to Zoom and has built-in closed captioning. I will send you the link for the workshop by January 7.
Will this workshop be recorded?
No, this workshop will not be recorded.
What is the Crow Collective?
Crow Collective workshops are by the writing community, for the writing community. The prices are low so they are more accessible, and there are two free spots (if needed).
Registration This workshop is sold out. Click here for the same workshop, starting April 24.