Conquering the Blank Page

July 11, 2015 by 3 Comments

WLW Meeting 07/07/2015

On Saturday 22nd of August 2015 we are holding an all-day writing workshop called Conquering the Blank Page led by award winning writer Janis Mackay. The day is aimed at writers who have only just started writing or those looking to get back into it. The day will be spent developing writing ideas from the initial thought to the basis of a poem or story. We will look at all the basics element of writing such as creating characters, setting and points of view. The aim is that at the end of the session you’ll have, at least, the start of a story or poem if not a first draft.

However, anyone who has come to any of the previous workshops led by Janis will know that whatever stage you are at as I writer you will get something out of the day. Our venue will be the East Barn of Nether Dechmont Farm situated in near Livingston North station in Livingston.More details can be found below the break.

The Important Details

Date: 22nd of August 2014

Timings: 10am till 4pm

Location: East Barn, Nether Dechmont Farm Livingston (map of venue can be found here)

Cost: £20 for members. £30 for non-members (includes lunch)

About Janis

Janis Mackay is children’s author and storyteller who lives now in her home town of Edinburgh. Her children’s book have won a number of awards such as Kelpies Prize 2009 for Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest and won this year’s the Scottish Children Book Awards for The Accidental Time Traveller. Janis who has an MA in creative writing and personal development from the University of Sussex works for the University of Edinburgh, offering an evening class in writing children’s creative fiction.

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