Writing & Editing Course

Lively, critical, practical

 


 

Next Course: 13 & 20 October 2018, London SE15, £265

 

‘The course was invaluable for my art practice. A really good combination of immediate tips, exercises and feedback. Most useful was [having my writing] edited and critiqued.’

 

Writing for Artists

 

This intensive two-day course focuses on artists’ writing. It gives excellent practical advice in a seminar workshop setting, offering one-to-one feedback for all participants. Whether fiction, non-fiction, artist statement, web page, funding applications, screenplays, poetry or public lecturing, this course gives you the tools to write, gives guidance on editing and advice on publishing and dissemination.

 

Outcomes

 
• Find new tools to fully engage with your writing practice
• Get writing experience in a supportive environment
• Gain an understanding of writing for different contexts
• Discover your writing voice and how to develop it further
• Learn editing skills and knowledge of the writing process
• Produce a piece of writing with ideas for how it might be published
• Meet a supportive peer group and learn the benefits of peer critique
 
The course is held in comfortable studio surroundings with easy transport links; refreshments provided. Participants will receive a full information pack in advance of the course
 

Course Outline – Day 1

 

Getting started: How does writing become a familiar activity? How do I begin? What do I enjoy reading and how can I expand my range?
Awareness of context: Whatever you are writing, are you telling a story, promoting your work or asking for money? What do you want to achieve?
Awareness of voice: What is my writing voice? How can I communicate my intentions and how will an audience understand my writing?
Editing: Editing is a vital tool for writers. Learn key techniques for dynamic text and readable prose.
Guest artist: Contributions and live performance from a guest artist.

 

Course Outline – Day 2

 

Developing your skills through discussion and feedback: Discuss your writing with specific feedback from AD. Learn how to get ongoing supportive peer feedback.
Publishing and dissemination: What are the key steps? How to get your writing disseminated into print, audio, readings, performances and gallery contexts.
Further exploration of the relationship between writing and editing: An opportunity to revise a specific text before recording to audio.
Follow-up: contact and communication with AD is offered to each participating artist.

 
If you have any questions please contact Jeremy & Eileen at info@akermandaly.com