Saturday, 30th June 2018
Bath, Somerset, UK
Stories are all around us. In our own lives. In the news. In the streets we walk. The books we read. The conversations we overhear.
In this special one-day workshop we’ll be venturing out into the city to bring back fragments of stories from our observations and experiences, then learning how to piece those fragments together using writers' craft and imagination.
We will look at both conventional stories and more inventive forms of narrative. Come expecting to write, talk, think, and see both writing and the world around you with fresh eyes. It promises to be a lot of fun!
This full-day workshop takes place a stone's throw from the Abbey and the River Avon in the inspirational World Heritage City of Bath in Somerset.
The Guild is an elegant and accessible venue adjoining both the Guildhall and the Victoria Art Gallery - five minutes walk from Bath Spa station and perfectly located for making the most of the city's cafés, bars, shops and restaurants.
The workshop will take place in The Library - a light, airy and appropriately named room for a writing workshop.
This full-day workshop runs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday. We will break for lunch when you can expect to carry out a writing exercise in one of Bath's cafés or bars.
Join us at 7pm on Saturday evening for a social get-together in one of Bath's characterful eateries to chat with your fellow writers about the day, the city, your writing projects - whatever you like. There is no extra charge for the evening & no obligation to attend (but we hope you will!) - just pay for whatever you eat & drink.
And if you're able to stay over and make the most of your visit to Bath, why not strike while the iron's hot and join us back in The Guild on Sunday morning for some quiet writing time with coffee and pastries provided. With over 3,500 square feet of workspace there are plenty of quiet corners, desks, sofas and beanbags where you can capitalise on your inspiration. Again, there is no extra charge for this untutored session.
Full joining instructions will be provided when you buy your place.
Jeremy Gavron is the author of seven books, including The Book of Israel, which won the Encore Award, and A Woman on the Edge of Time, a memoir about his mother's suicide, which was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize and was a book of the year in the Observer and the Times.
His new novel, Felix Culpa (Scribe, 2018), is composed mostly of lines from a hundred other works of literature.
He has taught writing in a prison, a hospice and at University College London. For the last eight years he has been teaching fiction on a Master of Fine Arts in the United States.
Don't tell everyone but this looks like a great creative writing event in Bath! #getwriting #writinggoals
Paperboat brings together small groups of like-minded writers for one-off events at inspiring locations around the UK and Europe. Groups enjoy high calibre workshops with respected authors, mixed in with creative, stimulating and sometimes surprising writing exercises inspired by the event location, its literary history, and its culture.
Paperboat welcomes writers of all levels: from published to aspiring, and everyone in between
We're slightly averse to the word retreat. Our events are all about driving your writing projects forward with fresh inspiration, a new technique or two - but more than anything, a renewed appetite for putting pen to paper just because you enjoy it.
Murray Kenneth, Paperboat Co-Founder
After reading Felix Culpa, I couldn't resist the idea of a creative writing workshop based on Jeremy's imaginative approach to sources. Ideas are all around us, whether in books, the news, our own lives, or snippets of overheard conversation.
Emma Milne White, Paperboat Co-Founder