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Playwriting – ‘What Happens Next?’(Workshop)


A two-day playwriting workshop led by John Mitchell.


Ever wanted to write a play but haven’t got round to it yet? Then this weekend course might be just the thing! Over two days, you will learn all you need to know to kick-start your playwriting career. The course will cover character, motivation, plot, exposition, action and reaction – all centred around the single, burning question at the heart of all good storytelling – what happens next?


John Mitchell is a former Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and reader for Playwrights Studio Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland, the British Council and the 2017 Bruntwood Prize. He is a founder member of Edinburgh’s award-winning Oxygen House, who celebrate their 30th anniversary in October with a production of Antigone.


Bring plenty of paper, pens, a bundle of ideas and a packed lunch!


2 Day Workshop I Satuday 11th & Sunday 12th

November 10am – 5pm I Adults £85 I Members £70



Creative Writing:

Reading And Writing Poetry (Class)


Olive Ritch has a PhD in Creative Writing, her doctoral thesis combining the creative and critical study of memory through poetry. An award-winning and published poet, she is an experienced tutor who has facilitated workshops at the University of Aberdeen and in the community.


This inspiring course is for those who are new to, or have some experience of, writing poetry. In a supportive atmosphere of focus and enjoyment, you will engage with the work of contemporary poets as a means of extending your poetry skills; you will also discover exciting ways to approach the writing of poems through a number of writing exercises. Olive will help you explore strategies and techniques that can be used to transform a first draft of a poem into a work of art. At the end of the six-week period, you will have gained a greater understanding of many aspects of poetry; you will also have the ability to develop your writing projects, as you will leave this course with new-found confidence and verve.



6 Week Block I Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Wednesdays I 1.30 – 3.30pm


Adults £72 I Members £54 I Youths 12y+ £28 INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Creative Writing