Magical winter workshops for kids and grown-ups!

Medham Writers are hosting a wonderful bunch of workshops and residentials which include these two – something for everyone!

WRITING WITH CHILDREN – a fun workshop for one child over 9 accompanied by one adult on Saturday January 29th 2011 from 10.30-12.30 at the Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, E17  £32 for two plus refreshments. (8 pairs) A magical Winter workshop. Create your own stories, learn the art of story-telling  and play around with words at this fun Saturday morning workshop with performing poet and writer, Cath Drake.

FOR GRANDPARENTS AND 1 GRANDCHILD over 9 –  Saturday February 5th 2011 from 10.00 – 1.00 at the Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, E17 £34 for two plus refreshments. (8 pairs) Spend a winter Saturday morning  in Walthamstow creating magical poetry and prose  with BBC Radio 4′s Saturday Live poet- in-residence, Aoife Mannix.

More info and booking: http://mendham-writers.com/

some lovely feedback :  Thanks for great morning… Sophie was so enthused by it all that she spent most of the afternoon and into mid evening writing and playing out another story… Paul Gasson

Alternative Poetry Xmas

I’m part of a marathon poetry Xmas at The Betsy Trotswood  curated by Roddy Lumsden

There will be Poetry(!), Santa, Comedy, Music, Magic, a quiz and plenty of seasonal cheer, with especially produced poetry from the likes of Molly Parkin, Ashna Sarkar, Roddy Lumsden, Hattie Hayridge, Liane Strauss, Tim Wells, Tiffany Anne Tondut, Tom Bell, Pissee Rascal, Mr Simon Barraclough, Rob Smith, Nathan Penlington, plus Travis’ London quiz and Days of Roses will be scheduling a section (including novelist and music columnist Laura Barton) and more to be arranged…

PLus brand new festive CHOCOLATE poems from Sophia Blackwell / Samuel Prince / Imogen Robertson / Declan Ryan / Rachael Allen / Mark Waldron / Matthew Brown / Kate Potts / Edward Mackay / Rowyda Amin / Hannah Lowe and Amy Key. And ‘alternative nativity’ poems (me and others)

Sunday, December 12 · 2:00pm – 11:30pm
The Betsy Trotswood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL, London, United Kingdom