Writing workshop and exciting times ahead

WE promised you an insight into the aforementioned ‘Big Fat Day of Writing’ which we’re sensibly retitling writing workshop, while the going’s good.

The day was organised as a lead up to a new project we’re involved in with the wonderful Birmingham Repertory Theatre called ‘Open Door’.

The theatre is very generously opening up its Door theatre space for ourselves and another writing group called ‘Bold Text’ (you can find out all about them here) to stage some new work.

Up until now we’ve been living hand to mouth with each rehearsed reading, and focusing on producing themed nights, which puts obvious restrictions on our writing, not least of which is a 10 minute/two performer limit.

So we’ve decided with this chance, to try and spread our wings, write some longer pieces, and splash out on creating slightly larger worlds.

The writing workshop helped us to explore character creation and development, and think about how to structure longer pieces, with a number of different writing exercises from hot seating to telling tall tales about how we got our scars.

Hopefully it laid the groundwork for some interesting work to get started.

The first Open Door event will feature Bold Text and is taking place on Monday, February 24.

Our first slot in the Door is going to be on Thursday, March 13.

If you’re interested in coming along to our free night at the Door, please let us know at cucumberwriters@gmail.com, comment below, or write on our Facebook page. Entry will be through a guest list, so we need to know in advance if people are coming along.

 

Alex

 

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