Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Two Dolls present...a creative writing course in Dundee starting this Saturday!

Two Dolls are Zoe Venditozzi and Jill Skulina. They are hosting a creative writing workshop in Dundee at their HQ at 72 Meadowside on Saturday 30th April, which will form the first of a four-week short course. The workshop runs from 10 – 12.

Through a mixture of break-out exercises, free writing and workshopping they aim to encourage and develop writing, no matter which stage of your writing career you are at. The course is only £25 for four weeks of tuition, and includes refreshments.

Two Dolls are also hosting a monthly workshop entitled Illustrate and Write, bringing together illustrators and writers to collaborate on work for possible publication. This takes place on the first Thursday evening of each month, starting on May 5th.

If Saturdays aren’t any good for you, Two Dolls plan to start another 4-week course on Tuesday 10th May. Contact for further information, or click here.

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Monday, 25 April 2011

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April's Hotchpotch is tonight in Dundee

The latest in the series of Dundee-based Hotchpotch open mic nights takes place in the basement of Braes bar tonight from 7.30pm onwards. Bring something to read, or just come along and listen - a varied and interesting night is guaranteed. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Online poetry course with Winning Words

An online poetry-writing course is about to start. Run by Winning Words and hosted by Jo Bell (director of National Poetry Day and all-round poetry enthusiast), it costs £137 for six weeks of exercises and feedback, and should be lively and challenging for any level of writer. They'll be using links to online resources like videos and sound files, and also encouraging course members to use their own materials at home - like their music collection or bookshelf.

Because it's online, people will be able to use their materials as a prompt, but with the sense of taking part in a proper class, with classmates meeting in a forum and working in a really challenging way. If you're interested you can find more information here at the Winning Words site or by emailing

Today's pwoermd

is Moralysis


I’ll be joining Geof Huth and others by posting a pwoemrd a day through out April (which is National Poetry Writing Month or NaPoWriMo). For more information regarding the pwoemrd see Geof’s blog and the annual site he maintains for the pwoemrd - InterNaPwoWriMo where links to the other participants are.

No, this is not an April Fool!