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CREATIVE WRITING WITH PAT TROMANS

Just Write courses aim to create a space that encourages you to flex your writing muscles. I bring together small groups of like-minded people and we just get on with it!

COURSES WITH PAT TROMANS

Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire
MALVERN LIBRARY

5  Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30**

24th February - 24th March 2018

Get It Written!  is designed to kick-start any writing project you would like to bring along.  Maybe you don’t know where to start, or you’ve started and stalled.  Maybe you know you want to write something, but don’t know what it is yet.  This course will encourage you to produce a result, and is suitable for beginners and experienced writers.

The full price is £70 for 5 sessions.

Early booking discounted price £65, if you pay in full by 13th February

Or pay a £20 deposit to secure your place, the £50 balance at the end of the first session on 24 February

** If the course becomes fully booked,  I will consider running an afternoon session, subject to demand and room availabiliy

For more information or to book a place, please click the link to Get In Touch with Pat

Malvern Library Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2HU

TRUMPET CORNER POETRY GALLERY

Returning for the 2018 Ledbury Poetry Festival.

On four Monday sessions through June, we'll gather to write poetry that is inspired by the art and artists of Trumpet Corner.

On the first Monday in July, during the Ledbury Poetry Festival, we will present an afternoon of readings of our own original work.

Details are still being finalised, so watch this space!

HOW MUCH DO COURSES COST?

The price depends on several factors, so there is no one price for all. There are now discounts and different ways to pay. I offer an early payment discount of around 5% if you pay in full by a certain date, usually a couple of weeks before the course starts. Or you can reserve your place with a deposit and pay the balance at the end of the first session. The deposit will be around the price of one-and-a-half sessions and, sorry, it is not returnable. If you introduce a friend to Just Write, you may each have 5% discount off your next course.

IF I HAVE TO CANCEL ANY COURSE I WILL REFUND ALL MONEY IN FULL

 

Courses are usually five or six sessions, a couple of hours a week. Groups are small - about six people - so that there is time for everyone to share and discuss a piece of writing. One-day workshops typically run from around 10 to 4.30, with a break for lunch. I try to choose venues with inspirational surroundings - and a good café!

 

ABOUT PAT

I could never draw, paint or express myself in pictures, but I love language.  Words are my colours.  I have no ambition to publish my work and one day I realised that there are others out there just like me.  So my mission is to encourage people who want to write, just for the sheer joy of it.  I have a degree in English and History and I am a qualified teacher so I have the skills and experience needed to help you learn.  I also love to sing - choral, rock, music theatre - and am much traveled in pursuit of my hobby.  I'm a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society, helping and enjoying myself at their 'Singing for the Brain' groups.

Words
Poems
Stories
Memoirs
Songs

 

Just Write courses have been running since 2010.  We cover a wide range of themes and a few favourites have emerged. Stories and poetry are always popular.  Words from Pictures is always inspirational and has been set in galleries, studios, exhibition spaces and libraries, where we’ve been inspired by postcard reproductions, or up close and personal with the originals.  Get It Written! is becoming a popular course, bringing together a range of styles and projects by writers, who find that a few deadlines and a group of interested listeners work wonders for their motivation.  Writing About Family attracted some keen family historians and inspired my newest course:  Writing Your Memories.  Our individual memories are a unique and valuable resource and we can explore them to find settings and characters for fiction, as well as memoirs to share.

SMALL GROUPS

Most courses have about six people, so there is time for everyone to share their work during the session. Sometimes it can be daunting to read your own words aloud, if you’re nervous or it’s an emotional piece. We’ll find ways to make it easier.

LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

Those who enjoy writing understand how precious your work is to you. So we learn to respect our own and each other’s writing, and find ways to encourage and help one another.

NO PRESSURE

You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. There are no exams, no portfolios, no expectations. There is only encouragement to write and share, and no detention if you don’t do your homework!

GET IN TOUCH

 
If you would like to get in touch with Pat, to learn more about Just Write or to book a course, please complete the form below.
Thanks.
 
 

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