Writing from scratch ~Exploring your own creativity through writing~
This workshop-series is about the other side of story-telling, about Creative Writing, and aims to dive into the craft of creative writing.
In six sessions, you will explore six different elements to writing creatively, which are essential to good writing and which are great to explore and try for yourself.
All of this will be done in the spirit of exploring what material already lives inside you, inspiring you to write freely and in an uninhibited way, and looking into ways you can use that creative headspace in other areas as well, whether professionally or just for fun.
In this workshop-series, you will also sometimes look into (fragments from) original texts: poems, plays, prose or philosophy, in relation to the exercises.
Every session will focus on one specific theme. We will look into;
• Writing from the senses and choosing perspective: observation
• Developing characters
• Working with tension: structuring text and informing your reader or audience
• Writing dialogue, exploring conflict and subtext
• Writing poetry
• Exploring themes, concerns, interests; finding your voice
None of this will be dry, or purely technical. What we will do, is discovering how you can work with these techniques in a playful way, exploring possibilities of the language as we go along.
You are going to work with short, easily accessible writing exercises, that set you off on a creative path right away, making the next steps in your writing process clear to you as well.
You do not have to have any experience in writing, nor do you have to be working in a creative field. All you need to bring is your pen, a willingness to write, and an open mind.
Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work
was performed at STET The English Theatre.
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).
Date and Time: Sept 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Location: "DISC" at Old Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague
Fee: €160,- /Student
discount for Taster Workshop participants