Please note we are tweaking the programme a little. The Final version will be in place for 9AM Saturday 22nd October.
Welcome to the 4th INKSPILL, our annual online writing retreat here in the waters of the fountain. We are delighted to release the programme and hope you agree that there is something for everyone.
The Programme for 2016
An exciting weekend programme, including Guest Writers Robert Harper, Gaia-Rose Harper and Roy McFarlane, writing activities and exercises for you as well as interviews, articles and videos. Also for the first year a Poetry Film Night.
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER
Features: Workshop Activities, an interview with Neil Gaiman, Advice for Writers; Top Tips, Time Management, Confronting your Inner Critic, Fiction Rules for Writers, two of our Guest Writers Roy McFarlane & Gaia-Rose Harper and a Poetry Film Night.
9:05 Writing Activity #1 Nature
9:40 8x9x8 Exercise
10:15 Featuring Neil Gaiman
Interview with Neil Gaiman – PEN World Voices Festival with Caro Llewellyn, 2009.
11:40 WRITING LIFE/ TIME MANAGEMENT
11:55 GUEST WRITER
Introducing Roy McFarlane
1:00 Top 5 Habits of Successful Writers
1:15 Writing Activity #2
2:00 Roy McFarlane Introducing ‘Writing Loss’
2:10 WORKSHOP: Roy McFarlane ‘Objects to hang our words on’
3:00 WORKSHOP Part 2: ‘Letters, Phone calls and Texting’
Look out for A WHOLE DAY of Roy’s workshops tomorrow.
4:00 Gaia-Rose Harper Winner Foyles Young Poet 2015
Introduction Gaia Harper
Exclusive INKSPILL Interview
Gaia Harper and the Foyle Young Poet Prize (including BBC interview)
Video Columbia Calling
4:35 The Gift of Time
Give yourself this hour to work on any projects that you are currently writing, to write more from the material you have gathered today or just to give yourself some time off to relax and think about writing. Do NOT do the washing up! Everything else can wait – it is all in Quadrant 4!
5:40 Hugging the Monster – Confronting your Inner Critic
6:00 Fiction Rules for Writers
POETRY FILM NIGHT
This is a first for INKSPILL – last year we featured poetry film but not an entire night of it. So grab your snacks and blankets, get toasty and enjoy.
We have scheduled gaps between the films for writing (no – you’re not allowed a comfort break).
Our Poetry Film Night features; Shane Koyczan, Pablo Neruda, Kei Miller and Alastair Cook/ Rachel McCrum.
8:00 Poetry Film Night
8:20 Poetry Film Night
8:40 Poetry Film Night
9:00 Poetry Film Night
Alastair Cook – AMERIKA (The Man Who Disappeared) read by Rachel McCrum
We think by the end of Saturday, you will be exhausted. Get some rest before tomorrow.
SUNDAY 23rd OCTOBER
Features: The Workshop Day – Workshop Activities, Guest Writer Roy McFarlane, Workshops with Roy McFarlane
9:00 GUEST WRITER WORKSHOP
Roy McFarlane Writing in their presence
11:00 GUEST WRITER WORKSHOP
Roy McFarlane Physical, tangible & unforgettable
12:30 GUEST WRITER WORKSHOP
Roy McFarlane ‘Being There’
2:30 GUEST WRITER
Introducing Robert Harper
4:00 GUEST WRITER Workshop
Roy McFarlane ‘Missing You’
6:00 GUEST WRITER Workshop
Roy McFarlane ‘The Final Write’
7:30 Delighted to be joined by International Best Seller Deeanne Gist
Introducing Deeanne Gist
Deeanne Gist on the Craft of Writing
8:00 Your time to write – there will by now, be lots to think about and scribble.
9:00 Thanks and Gratitude
9:15 Feedback Please
END OF INKSPILL until next year.
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