EVENT: The Word Jam Session
VENUE: The Laneway Art Space
ADDRESS: 148A Barkly St, St Kilda
DATE: Sunday 30th October 2018
TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St Kilda Writers Centre
‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything and that you have truly inspired me to go on further in what I truly love. It’s been eye opening for me, and you’ve made me believe I’m more than what I was.’ – Participant, Introduction to Creative Writing Class
We celebrate the launch of the inaugural St Kilda Writers Week by smashing through your fears, with a creative download – a Written and Spoken Word Jam Session – in a fully punctuation-free zone
This is a free event, but reservations are essential as capacity is strictly limited.
Using multiple elements of sung, spoken, written, printed, painted and photographed inspiration, we will crack the complex arcs of creative writing and storytelling to smash through your creative barriers of resistance, doubt, fear and self-consciousness.
In this class, we will harvest memories, fears, hopes and ambitions to collaborate on an epic survival of the fittest adventure that only an hour ago, had never existed.
This class is ideal for anyone – from novices to professionals – who uses words, dreams of using words, or who has always wondered what would happen if the creative floodgates opened!
Class requirements: Your voice and your imagination, a favourite book, an A4 spiral bound notebook, and a black, a red and a blue pen. Please leave your iPads, Tablets and Laptops at home.
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential, and no door sales are available.
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Classes begin promptly at 7.30pm.
What have some Creative Writing Class participants said?
‘The workshop made creativity easy.’
‘Geoffrey removed the blocks we set up for ourselves that stop us from doing what we want to do.’
‘It was great looking around the room full of people so happy to see themselves as writers, with new tools and perspectives, and lots of blocks removed.’
‘At first I felt as if I wasn’t taking anything in, but by the end of the second class, without even realising it, I’ve written an outline for a story. Just like that! I’m already starting to think about where this story can go.’
‘I’ve really enjoyed these classes and meeting other aspiring writers. I am looking forward to building more skills for my writing toolkit.’
Class Leader: Geoffrey Williams, Artistic Director, The Laneway Artspace
Geoffrey has written plays, screenplays, newspaper articles, film and theatre reviews, speeches, political campaigns, strategies, marketing material, media releases, and what feels like more than 250,000 emails. He has worked with award-winning filmmakers in script and story development, and has edited over 200 journals, reports, papers and abstracts for his Higher Education visual communication clients. Geoffrey was also the Film Writer for the West Australian Newspaper Group for six years, and is one of the Melbourne-based Theatre Reviewers for Stage Whispers magazine. He was the Editor and Journalist at Sydney’s The Pink Broad newspaper and homo magazine, and he also taught the creative writing stream to Marriage Celebrants training at South Yarra’s Modern Institute of Learning and Education.
Capacity is strictly limited and bookings are essential.