INKSPILL 2015 Programme
Having given yourself the gift of a writing weekend, I am sure you are eager to see how it pans out. Timings are given in GMT, posts will remain active beyond the weekend and can be commented on at any time.
We dream of conversations between participants on threads, do make the virtual seem real and join in actively throughout the weekend.
- Participants without WordPress accounts can sign in as a ‘Guests’.
Throughout the weekend if you prefer, you can email directly to:
awritersfountain[at]hotmail[dot]com or join the closed Facebook Group
If you want to share work that you are considering submitting you can share it on the closed Facebook page and it won’t be considered published. Let us know you have done that with a link back in the comments box, so we can find and read your work.
Please appreciate that I may not have time for individual responses over the weekend.
SOCIAL MEDIA – Share links throughout the weekend across social media.
INKSPILL – The Programme 2015
9:00 Coffee and a writing challenge
10:00 WORKSHOP: Exploring Self
11:30 Introducing Our Guest Writers Alison May, David Calcutt and Daniel Sluman.
11:45 VIDEO & DISCUSSION
Inspirational writing video By Rae Dover
Discussion on writing on the hop and how to deal with rejection.
Opening of the INKSPILL SHOP
12:30 LUNCH – after lunch we start back with a short excerpt from an Amy Tan interview (2008), you may be interested in watching the full interview (1hr 23 mins) if so, maybe view it with your lunch.
13:45 INTERVIEW short video an interview by Roger Rosenblatt with Amy Tan (2008)
14:30 GUEST WRITER Interview with David Calcutt
15:00 WORKSHOP: CHARACTER
16:40 GUEST WRITER Interview with David Calcutt Part 2
17:40 GUEST WRITER Interview with Alison May
18:00 Free time to spend on your own writing from this retreat or projects you are currently working on.
19:30 Poetry Film ‘The Beach’
Followed by another
21:00 Night Write challenge
And for those of you who do not wish to sleep, links will be shared from the 2013 INKSPILL retreat to keep you busy!
9:30 Coffee and a short film.
10:00 Beautiful Ugly Writing Challenge
11:30 GUEST POET Daniel Sluman Interview
11:50 Free time to spend on your own writing from this retreat or projects you are currently working on.
12:00 Lunch – As it is Sunday, take a break.
13:30 How not to Waste Time – Article & discussion
14:00 WORKSHOP Weather and Folklore
16:00 REFUGEES – An exploration of poetry, writing and person.
17:30 Explore the Archives, including Guest Posts from 2014
20:00 Evaluation & Ending – this will include a quick and easy click poll (rather than a 2 sided sheet of A4 evaluation), please take a few moments to leave your mark. Thank you.
A BIG Thank YOU post
The INKSPILL posts will remain active – the LIVE element is over. There will be no more INKSPILL related posts until next 2016.
Thanks for coming!
*Over the following week this programme will have active links embedded and be posted to the top of the blog roll to help you navigate to specific parts of the INKSPILL programme.
If after that, you wish to find retreat posts use the keyword INKSPILL in Categories at the bottom of the page OR click 24th or 25th on the OCTOBER calendar to the right of the screen.
INKSPILL PROGRAMME 2015
AT A GLANCE