A writing retreat is one way of giving yourself time and space to write, and committing to writing more seriously. It’s also an increasingly popular thing to do, perhaps because our working lives leave us little time to be creative, so taking enforced time out in a place where the laundry and the washing up are not going to be causing distraction can be a good way to really put the hours in on a particular project. With that in mind, I have a few pointers to help you to choose a good writing retreat, and to help you make the most of it once you’re there.
A new reality show will be hitting our screens this summer – Campus Uncovered. What do university staff really get up to? What’s it like on the other side of the system? Do they practice what they preach?
In ten short years, the discussion around mental health has opened right up, in no small thanks to the sterling work of charities such as Mind, and prominent figures discussing their own issues.
Join Dan and Melissa on the 27 and 28 April 2019 in South London. Attend one or both days, we will be drawing outdoors, using microscopes and sharing work in progress amongst other things.
Sarah Jaffray, Project Officer for the Bridget Riley Art Foundation will be leading a looking, discussing and drawing workshop within the Prints & Drawings room at the British Museum. The event will be held on the 29 April from 11am.
Although all the artists have fascinating things to say, as a creative writer I prick up my ears when writers are talking, to see if I can pick up any tips, or just have that moment where you think…yes, that’s so true!
Join OCA tutor Wendy McMurdo in Edinburgh on the 20 April.
Join OCA tutor Robert Bloomfield in London on the 20 April.
So, when a dialogue is opened up, it is opened up not just for the minute that you start it, but for a sustainable period…
If you are looking for ways to present your work digitally online there are many ways in which you can achieve this. Some of these are fairly simple and require no special software, whilst others might require more skill and access to various software programmes
Join OCA tutors Bryan Eccleshall (Painting/Drawing) and Priscilla Edwards (Textiles) for a day long workshop at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries on the 25 May 2019.
Exhibition: Empire of Memory at ‘Temporary Contemporary’ Huddersfield, January 2019. As a photojournalist I grapple with a number of problems: can a realistic medium…