Conceptualising Visions: Written Expression for Artists Workshop

 

writing-2Instructor: George Awde and Jared McCormick 

This workshop is intended to challenge artists to reconsider the ways in which they write about and conceptualize their work – as well as support them to think about different avenues to seek out and obtain support for them as artists. The workshop will be divided into three sessions over a period of three weeks.

 

 

    

 

Intensive Screenwriting Workshop

Workshop- Al BaladInstructor: Darine Hotait

This intensive screenwriting workshop focused on developing ideas, characters, storylines and dialogues that lead to the writing of a well structured short film. The participant finished the workshop with a completed first draft of a short film. The participant got the opportunity to have a 20 min one-on-one script doctoring session with the host, as well as an opportunity to get their film produced by Cinephilia Productions and premiered at the Outbox Film Festival in Beirut.

 

 

 

Creative Writing Course: Exploring Freedom

Linda image resized for webInstructor: Linda Cleary

Freedom as a work is used a lot, certainly over the last 20 months. Yet freedom is a concept, pereived differently by each individual and with many gradients. This 3 evening course explores the theme of freedom, creates texts and narratives spring boarding from the word. Students learn various master class exercises to open up and improve their writing skills and work with metaphor and imagery. We also look over some selected texts for discussion and work. There is no criteria other than a willingness to share what your writing; the course is designed in a way that people of varying writing experience can participate and each individual benefits in their own way.

 

 

Creative Writing Course

creative writing

Instructor: Linda Cleary
Duration: 10 weeks
Venue: Darb 1718 
This 10 week Creative Writing course looks at various techniques and exercises to open up & improve your writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as experiment with free writing. 
The end goal is to write a 1000 word short story. 
There is no criteria other than a willingness to share your writing; the course is designed in a way that people of varying writing experience can participate and each individual benefits in their own way.

 

Oasis Workshop Creative Writing

Oasis Residential CourseInstructor: Linda Cleary
Duration: 3 Days
Venue: The course took place at Sobek lodge, Tunis village, Fayoum
An extended masterclass looking at various techniques and exercises to open up and improve your writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as experiment with free writing.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to share your writing; the course is designed in a way that people of varying writing experience can participate and each individual benefits in their own way.

 

Advanced Creative Writing Course

Advanced Creative Writing Course

Instructor: Linda Cleary
Venue: Darb 1718 
An intensive course with further master class techniques and exercises to open up and improve your writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as experiment with free writing. This course also features various discussion points and individual focus.  This course is for those people who have completed the 1st Creative Writing course.

It contains further writing exercises and discussion to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery; some of which are of an advanced nature and we also work on several key topics such as contemporizing myth in writing and strengthening editing skills by working on review and critique.

 

3 Day Creative Writing Course – Residential

Instructor: Linda Cleary
Duration: 3 Day Course
Venue: Zad Al Mosafer Eco Lodge, Tunis, Fayoum 

 

Creative Writing and Writing a Short Story

Writing a Short StoryInstructor: Linda Cleary
This course uses various master class techniques and exercises to open up and improve you writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as experiment with free writing. The latter sessions we focus on character, voice, atmosphere and plot and we read published short stories for discussion and to understand format and to focus on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to share your writing; the course is designed in a way that people of varying writing experience can participate and each individual benefits in their own way.

 

 

Writing Monologue and Short Plays Workshop

Monologue and Short Plays WorkshopInstructor: Linda Cleary
We look at the format of writing monologues and plays for stage, screen and radio and how to capture a character's authentic voice, find the central message of the text and prepare it for presentation.
Some experience in writing is desired or previous completion of the first course in Creative Writing and Writing a Short Story.

 

 

 

"How Not To be Yourself" Writing Workshop

How Not To be YourselfInstructor: Maged Zaher
Most of the time we learn about writing as self expression, an attempt to reach the core truth of ourselves. The problem is that eventually we either run out of material, or end up using the same clichés over and over. This workshop introduces some experimental techniques distilled from the practice(s) of the innovative English language poets in the last few decades. These experimental techniques, like parataxis and writing with constraints, can help us to escape our personal clichés in writing, i.e. to open and spice-up our writing life if you will. Some of these techniques enrich our writing by opening it up to the language of other writers.

The main audience are English language poetry (and prose) writers who are interested in adding new tools to their toolset.

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