CIT Writers’ Group at Waterside

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Jazmine Linklater
Poet Jazmine Linklater.

CIT Writers' Group at Waterside, Manchester 23 May — 27 June 2022 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

Led by poet Jazmine Linklater as part of Creative Industries Trafford’s ongoing artist development activity, these creative writing workshops are open to all and will be taking place in person at Waterside Arts in Sale.

Whether you write poetry, scripts, non-fiction or short stories, the sessions will focus on the experience of writing as a force for positive change.

The aim of the sessions is to facilitate new writing through a combination of reading and discussion, guided writing exercises, free writing time, and facilitated group workshop, when you will discuss each others’ work. Each session will be split into three parts: reading and discussing texts together as a group; exploring your own writing through structured creative writing activities; sharing work produced in the session with the rest of the group.

This is a great opportunity to come and write creatively in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment. Whether you write poetry, scripts, non-fiction or short stories, the sessions will focus on the experience of writing as a force for positive change, self-development and communion with one another. The upcoming sessions are on 23 May and 27 June.

Jazmine Linklater’s most recent publication is Figure A Motion (Guillemot Press, September 2020), and she has published two previous pamphlets, Toward Passion According (Zarf, 2017) and Découper, Coller (Dock Road, 2018). She is a co-founder of the queer feminist collective, No Matter, and works for Carcanet Press as well as sitting on the editorial board for Broken Sleep Books.

CIT (Creative Industries Trafford) provides talks, masterclasses, opportunities and mentoring for artists. The project was established in 2004 and is based at Waterside in Sale, Trafford. CIT’s objectives are to increase artistic quality and to help artists build sustainable creative careers. CIT runs the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference, the Puppet Masters’ Conference, providing creative development opportunities from the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, and portfolio surgeries with Castlefield Gallery.

CIT Writers' Group at Waterside, Manchester 23 May — 27 June 2022 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

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