Writing with the senses

Nancy Stevenson
Victoria Hall
Tuesday 10.30am-12.00pm

13 June 10.30am - 12.00pm
Members:  £18. Non-members: £22
Concessions: £10 (call the office 020 8340 3343)

As a writer it is important to pause, notice and ponder.  In this workshop we will be writing about water.  Initially we will use our senses to experience and explore a glass of water slowly and thoughtfully.  We will make notes, discuss our experiences and compare them with others.  We will then engage in free-flow writing exercises supported by a series of water inspired prompts.  There will be opportunities to share ideas and emerging work as the workshop progresses.

Nancy hosts writing retreats and leads workshops to support creative writers and academic researchers.  She works with a variety of organisations including Beth Chatto Gardens, the NHS, the Peabody Trust and several universities (including Aberdeen, UCL, Westminster and York, St John). She was a university lecturer/researcher for over 30 years and wrote academic papers about peoples’ experiences of long-distance walking, engaging in community events, street parties and festivals.    She has also researched and written about storytelling, exploring how stories can be developed to enable communication between people from different cultures.

Her creative writing practices are diverse.   She enjoys journalling as a way of slowing down and reflecting on day-to-day experiences and challenges.  She writes short stories for a variety of different audiences; some for publication, some to share in writing groups, and some are written just for fun.  Her book  ‘Beach Hut People’ is published  April 2023.