Taster Workshop: Creative writing and Storytelling
Being able to tell a good story isn’t just a great marketing skill or the job of a good teacher or novelist.
Telling a story with zest and inspiration is something we should all be capable of; it is the best way to connect to other people and it can be a great lifehack.
What is it that you need to be able to tell a great story?
How to start, where to draw material from, how to build in tension, how to capture the audience, how to inspire and ‘show don’t tell…’
In this workshop series Ninke will aim to answer those questions by coming together, writing together and through teaching you a set of writing techniques. We will dive into the possibilities of different narrative structures and character development. We will learn about creating inspiring imaginative spaces for your audience to dwell in.
But, maybe more importantly, we will explore what it is that creative writing can do.
How it can take you to a different headspace, a different experience of time even, and how the act of writing itself can be of help to create ideas, explore memories, dreams, songs, vivid images and thoughts you didn’t even know you had.
We will do so playfully and with the help of easily accessible exercises. In this way, it will become easier to start writing, start the creative process, and help you find the story you want to tell, instead of forcing anything. We will enjoy the writing process, discuss and create together, read together and learn to tell our stories in a playful, stress-free way.
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. You might have seen some of her work performed at STET The English Theatre, where her plays This is your last chance to survive and Limbs recalling limbs were performed.
She writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).
Location: "DISC" at Old Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague