2. apr, 2020

Writers Room Online Taster


Maybe this is a good time to write. It’s challenging as well, so let’s write together.

Dear all, writers and storytellers.

Hi this is Ninke.I am a playwright and Creative Writing Teacher.

In June, I am planning to give an advanced ‘Writers Room’ workshop-series at DISC Storytelling. Because we’re all stuck at home at the moment, I want to use this opportunity to give you all a short ‘taster’ of how we will work together in June. We will do this online.

This is the plan:

On the 2nd of April I will organise an online session through Zoom, from 19:00-20:30 in the evening.
Before the 2nd of April, I will ask you to send me your drafts of your work.
A little before the 2nd of April, I will send everyone’s texts to the rest of the group.

I will start the session with a short writing exercise and some material written by others, to warm you up and to get you inspired.

We will also set up a format for our feedback; how to be critical but constructive and how to technically organise it. After that we will read and discuss your work together.

The text you can bring can be no longer than 2-3 pages.
Types of text you can send me:

  • A draft for a short story

  • A short piece of text that you like, but do not know how to develop

  • A chapter from a book that you are writing

  • A piece of dialogue that you have been drafting for a theatre play

  • A poem that you have written but you feel needs work

  • A synopsis/ idea for a story/ plotline that you like but that needs discussion

  • Or: a text that you cannot even define in any category yet. You like it, but what is it?? Maybe it contains many different thoughts, spoken by many different voices. Maybe it starts as a news message, but develops into a story.

  • Maybe you have been keeping a diary since this Corona-virus started to change our everyday lives, and you want to create something out of that. Maybe you find yourself writing down only short sentences, sound or rhythm-based texts. Maybe you have been writing while playing with texts of others, or through putting fun stuff into google-translate. Or maybe you have even found another type of writing that I have not mentioned here: please bring those texts as well.


Date: 2nd April 19:00-20:30

Venue: Zoom.us
(We will send you a meeting link after a subscription. The Zoom set up meeting will start from 18:30 for Zoom beginner. if you are new to zoom, please have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhAEoCF7jg)

Fee: 10 Euro
(The special fee for this time only, Original price: 35Euro)