INKSPILL 2016 Programme 22nd-23rd Oct

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Please note we are tweaking the programme a little. The Final version will be in place for 9AM Saturday 22nd October.

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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.

A.M

9:00 Welcome

 

WRITING

9:05 Writing Activity #1 Nature

9:40 8x9x8 Exercise

COFFEE/TEA break

 

READING/ INTERVIEWS

10:15 Featuring Neil Gaiman

Interview with Neil Gaiman – PEN World Voices Festival with Caro Llewellyn, 2009.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

ADVICE

11:40 WRITING LIFE/ TIME MANAGEMENT

11:55  GUEST WRITER

Introducing Roy McFarlane

LUNCH


P.M

WRITING

1:00 Top 5 Habits of Successful Writers

Rituals Discussion

1:15 Writing Activity #2

Found Poetry

 

GUEST WRITER

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.

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

GUEST WRITER

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!

WRITING

5:40 Hugging the Monster – Confronting your Inner Critic

 

READING/ ARTICLE

6:00 Fiction Rules for Writers

BREAK

 

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

Shane Koyczan

8:20  Poetry Film Night

Pablo Neruda

8:40 Poetry Film Night

Kei Miller

9:00 Poetry Film Night

Alastair Cook – AMERIKA (The Man Who Disappeared) read by Rachel McCrum


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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

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

12:30 GUEST WRITER WORKSHOP

Roy McFarlane ‘Being There’

 

LATE LUNCH 

2:30 GUEST WRITER

Introducing Robert Harper

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

 

4:00 GUEST WRITER Workshop

Roy McFarlane ‘Missing You’

BREAK

 

6:00 GUEST WRITER Workshop

Roy McFarlane ‘The Final Write’

7:30 Delighted to be joined by International Best Seller Deeanne Gist

GUEST WRITER

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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