About the Sunday Writing Sessions
The Sunday Writing Sessions take place over a lovely extended Sunday morning (10am-2pm) on the second and fourth Sunday of every month in our own light and airy room in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Due to the timing, these sessions have a particularly civilised Sunday-ish feel to them – think the workshop equivalent of coffee, croissants and the weekend papers! Instead, we have our notebooks open and enjoy a good scribble with warm, interesting, like-minded company.
These sessions are for intended adults (over 18s) of all levels of writing experience, from those who are completely new to creative writing and looking for a supportive and structured environment to give it a whirl, to those who have written for years but benefit from the impetus and stimulation of the workshop-experience and all round hearty atmosphere. Either which way, all writers – new, experienced, hesitant, procrastinating, those in-need-of-a-creative-boost, those-in-need-of-fresh-ideas, those-in-need-of-renewed-writerly-confidence – will always find a warm reception, inspiring exercises, excellent-quality listening and generous feedback as part of the ‘Sunday Writing Session’ experience.
Each Sunday has its own loose theme, intended to stimulate mind, memory and imagination. Writers are welcome to respond in poetry or prose, fiction or autobiography, or a mixture of any of these things – whatever feels right in that moment. Some may come to invigorate an ongoing project, some may come to begin one, some may come to revel in the pleasure of writing for writing’s sake and for the privilege of listening to others and for the experience of being listened to.
To learn more about my techniques and the spirit in which I work place follow this link to watch my talk for TEDxCardiff on Writing as an Act of Tribute:
Costs and Booking
Each session is an individual entity with a new composition of people, with a maximum group size of 12. The booking process is as simple as dropping me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Sunday/s you’d like to attend. I don’t request deposits. Each session is paid for in full on the day. I only ask that if you can no longer make a session you give me as much notice as possible so I can make your place available for someone else. A session is £35 (£25 unwaged). Places can get snaffled up quickly so it can serve to move reasonably swiftly, usually a waiting list is generated for each session.
In 2018, there will be workshops on the following Sundays:
Sunday 14th January / Sunday 28th January
Sunday 11h February / Sunday 25th February
Sunday 11th March / Sunday 25th March
Sunday 8th April / Sunday 22rd April
Sunday 13th May / Sunday 27th May
Sunday 10th June / Sunday 24th June
Sunday 8th July / Sunday 22nd July
Sunday 12th August
Sunday 9th September / Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 14th October / Sunday 28th October
Sunday 11th November / Sunday 25th November
Sunday 9th December
‘Briony creates such an open environment and the opportunity to learn, to listen and to share. I am always amazed at the quality of the writing produced’ Carys Howell
‘Briony’s inspiring workshops are friendly and relaxed, and through this meeting of like minds my writing has benefited enormously’ Sue Dickson
‘Briony creates and holds a very special space where writing can grow and be nurtured’ Rachel Godfrey
‘A wonderful way to spend a Sunday; it provided me with the space to write in a warm and supportive environment’ Rowena Myles
‘Briony’s workshops take you on a wonderful journey into your own memories and imagination, gleaning rich openings for further exploration’ Michelle Wright
‘Pick up your pen and write. Be surprised and enriched by words emerging into the safe space created by Briony’ Elizabeth Jones