Writers' Centre Kingston runs a free to access workshop programme, consisting of seminars, masterclasses and short courses. The 2018 / 2019 year of workshops will be announced in September 2018.
- February wednesday 7th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm - Sam Jordison Reading workshop
in PR JG 1001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
Sam Jordison presents a series of workshops looking at novels from a creative writing perspective, as well as his viewpoint as an editor at Galley Beggar Press and newspaper reviewer. What makes books work (and what doesn't); how to writers put them together, and what are their influences? A series of workshops that take us inside novels, show us Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier : Ford Madox Ford was a genius and this book is the proof. It deserves and rewards deep reading. Its ideas, tricks and narrative manipulations are fascinating - and can also teach writers a great deal about managing and confounding readers' expectations.
Harry Man - a workshop on poetry throughout history
March Thursday 22nd 2018 : 4pm to 6pm -- PRJG2012 John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
This workshop from Harry Man will explore both the ancient and the modern; the poem's incantatory origins as a blessing, a spell, an auguristic device and a mnemonic. We will look at poetry from Ancient Mesopotamia and early 20th Century Siberia as well as contemporary poems designed as answering machine messages and for augmented reality, as we acquire new techniques and styles and ask how a poem might represent and transform our ideas, our language and culture
Joshua Alexander - a talk and workshop on writing and experimental film
April Thursday 5th 2018 : 4pm to 6pm -- PRJG 1001 John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
Video artist, film-maker and writer Joshua Alexander presents an innovative workshop exploring the possibility of the spoken word and visualised text when combined with contemporary moving image techniques. A chance for students to open up their practise into new realms.