What we're about

This is a group for new and experienced writers, artists and makers-or anyone wanting to incorporate creativity into their working lives. I'm an author & artist and I started this group because I love to meet fellow writers. And because I believe that the morning is the most inspirational part of the day.

Write and Shine classes offer the chance to carve out some writing time & start the day with a burst of creativity!

Join us for a 90-minute writing workshop, where I will guide you through exercises that wake you up with words. The group session is open to everyone, whether you are a new writer, an experienced writer, or just someone looking to incorporate some creativity into their day.

We will use the stuff of life to inspire new writing; think old London maps, photographs, Lego figures, dice or the morning Metro. You won’t be expected to share your writing, which offers great freedom and encourages all kinds of unexpected ideas to emerge.

We're a friendly bunch, and are classes are small - places are limited to around 12.

We run weekly sessions in seasons. That is, Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) & Winter (December-February).

Lots more info at: https://write-and-shine.com/

Upcoming events (5)

Morning writing workshop: 'Imperfection' (via Zoom)

Online event

£22.00

A writing workshop about the joy of the imperfect. To do something well, you have to risk failure. Great stories rise from mistakes. Bad poems often lead to unexpected ideas. *** The Write & Shine autumn programme will run virtually, with all our Write & Shine workshops taking place via Zoom. Our face-to-face workshops are taking a pause, but we'll continue to use creativity to lift our spirits, enhance our energy levels and inspire us in this new medium. At the heart of Write & Shine is our wonderful creative community. We'll do all we can to maintain and support this community—so you're all invited to rise early and gather for our virtual workshops. Link to Zoom meeting sent following RSVP. *** Our sessions are ideal for both beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £22 per workshop. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 7.15am arrival for[masked]am (BST) workshop. Book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** Write & Shine offers a programme of early morning writing workshops and an online library of self-guided courses. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

Rewilding Creativity: an interview with Jackee Holder

Online event

£5.00

Join Write & Shine’s Gemma Seltzer and writer and coach Jackee Holder for a unique talk on mornings, walking, creativity and the natural world. We’ll discuss how we connect to nature in the city, the value of writing with the seasons and how tuning in to the environment can help people slow down, notice more and uncover new ideas. *** The Write & Shine autumn programme will run virtually, with all our Write & Shine workshops and events taking place via Zoom. Our face-to-face events are taking a pause, but we'll continue to use creativity to lift our spirits, enhance our energy levels and inspire us in this new medium. Link to Zoom meeting sent following RSVP. *** This event is £5. Book in advance to secure your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** Write & Shine offers a programme of early morning writing workshops and an online library of self-guided courses. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

Morning writing workshop: 'Storytelling' (Virtual session via Zoom)

Online event

£22.00

This writing workshop will be led by storyteller and puppeteer Bronia Evers. She’ll guide us through a wonderful workshop on shaping and telling stories. *** The Write & Shine autumn programme will run virtually, with all our Write & Shine workshops taking place via Zoom. Our face-to-face workshops are taking a pause, but we'll continue to use creativity to lift our spirits, enhance our energy levels and inspire us in this new medium. At the heart of Write & Shine is our wonderful creative community. We'll do all we can to maintain and support this community—so you're all invited to rise early and gather for our virtual workshops. Link to Zoom meeting sent following RSVP. *** Our sessions are ideal for both beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £22 per workshop. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 7.15am arrival for[masked]am (BST) workshop. Book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** Write & Shine offers a programme of early morning writing workshops and an online library of self-guided courses. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

Morning writing workshop: 'Lists' (via Zoom)

Online event

£22.00

To do lists and shopping lists, wish lists and reading lists, checklists and gift lists, this workshop will offer many lists as writing exercises. We’ll enjoy reading list poems and writing our own creative lists too. *** The Write & Shine autumn programme will run virtually, with all our Write & Shine workshops taking place via Zoom. Our face-to-face workshops are taking a pause, but we'll continue to use creativity to lift our spirits, enhance our energy levels and inspire us in this new medium. At the heart of Write & Shine is our wonderful creative community. We'll do all we can to maintain and support this community—so you're all invited to rise early and gather for our virtual workshops. Link to Zoom meeting sent following RSVP. *** Our sessions are ideal for both beginners & those needed a burst of creativity as we don't share any writing produced. The focus is on generating new material & tapping into your imagination in the morning. The price is £22 per workshop. Please bring a notebook & pen. It's 7.15am arrival for[masked]am (BST) workshop. Book in advance to secure your place. Book your place on the Write & Shine website. (http://write-and-shine.com/) Or via Meetup. *** Write & Shine offers a programme of early morning writing workshops and an online library of self-guided courses. Find out more at http://write-and-shine.com/.

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