Fun Cures
for Writer's Block

A random prompt

A pinch of words

 

Tel: 028 271 3349
email: info@anneschuster.co.za
anne@kingsley.co.za
anne.awry@gmail.com
Address: PO Box 70
Kleinmond
7195

Creative Writing Courses 2015

to the islands creative writing courses and workshops

five week email course - to the islands

This course is geared to anyone who wants to discover or rekindle their love of writing. Developed by acclaimed writing facilitator Anne Schuster, the course encourages you to write regularly - and to do it with ease and a sense of adventure. By the end of the five weeks, you should find that you have developed a habit of writing. The course includes daily writing exercises, delivered every morning via email, from Monday to Friday, for five weeks. You will need to set aside a minimum of half an hour per day to do the exercises. You could spend more time if you wanted to, but 30 minutes per day is enough to develop the writing practice outlined in the course. You will also receive short readings on topics related to writing and creativity, as well as feedback on your writing from the course facilitator, Erica Coetzee.

R2200 - Running twice this year:
25 May - 28 June 2015
5 October - 8 November 2015

For more information or to book, please contact erica@totheislands.co.za

short email course - one-week creative excursion

The short course invites you on a whirlwind tour with your creative self - experimenting with curiosity and spontaneity in your writing. It includes one week of daily writing exercises, delivered via email, from Monday to Friday. You will need around 30 to 45 minutes per day to do the exercises. Along the way, you will have the chance to collect five souvenirs of creative practice - which you can apply to your writing in an ongoing way once the course is over. You will also receive short readings relevant to the course themes. At the end of the week, there will be an opportunity to submit a mini-task and receive feedback on your writing.

R850 - Running four times this year:
6 - 12 July 2015
14 - 20 September 2015
16 - 22 November 2015
7 - 13 December 2015

For more information or to book, please contact erica@totheislands.co.za

six week email course - writing from your life

This course explores the experiences of your life as source material for writing and understanding. Based on an email course developed by Anne Schuster, it leads you on a process of reflection and sense-making through writing. The course can be used as a basis for planning or writing memoir, or to explore important insights for creative non-fiction or poetry. If you are a fiction writer, it can help you to investigate how your own stories interlace with the stories that you write - and possibly lead you down new or unexpected pathways. The course can also simply allow you to sift through your memories and excavate their patterns and meanings. It includes daily writing exercises, delivered via email every morning from Monday to Friday, for six weeks. You will also receive short readings on reflection and life writing, as well as feedback on your writing from the course facilitator, Erica Coetzee.

R 2700 - 27 July - 6 September 2015

For more information or to book, please contact erica@totheislands.co.za