Wild Fires – October Writing Workshop

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Tuesday 28th October, 11am – 2pm.

The second Writers’ Workshop in Caldmore Community Garden looks towards winter, with its shorter days and colder nights, and the fires we burn to keep our spirits bright. We will explore the theme and the garden in relation to each other, and also bring our own thoughts and experiences of the ways we have found to bring light to dark days.

Once again this is a self-contained workshop, free of charge, and writers in any genre and of any experience are welcome. For those who intend to come to more than one workshop, it can be used to develop and add to a growing body of work. If you wish to book, please email David Calcutt at: davidcalcutt@gmail.com.

We will spend about an hour in the garden, and then walk to the White Lion pub, just five minutes away, where the landlord, Colin, will be waiting to greet us with his hearty and very reasonably priced lunch menu. The workshop will continue during and after lunch. In the case of very bad weather the first hour of the workshop will take place in Caldmore Village Hub, in Caldmore Green, just a few minutes walk from the garden.

Caldmore Community Garden can be found in Carless Street, Caldmore, Walsall, which is off Bath Road, facing Caldmore Primary School and backing onto St. Michael’s Church. The postcode is WS1 3RH. There is some parking outside the garden. For those using public transport, the bus number 4M leaves from Bradford Place bus station and takes you to Caldmore Green. The garden is about 3 minutes walk from there. If you’re coming by train and bus, let me know, and I’ll arrange to meet you at Caldmore Green.

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Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops – from David Calcutt’s blog Natural Histories

RIPENESS IS ALL

Tuesday 30th September, 11am – 2pm

This is the first Writers Workshop that I’ll be running at Caldmore Community Garden as part of my residency there.

Although each workshop is self contained it is my hope that writers can build up a body of work inspired by the garden and the surrounding community during the course of the year. Each workshop will take a different theme related to the time of year and writers will be encouraged to explore that theme in their writing.
The first workshop’s theme of “Ripeness Is All” will look at growth into maturity, the sweet and the sour, turning points and endings. Some time will be spent in the garden itself, after which we will retire to “The White Lion”, which is just 5 minutes walk away, for lunch, writing, and sharing of work in progress. Colin, the landlord of “The White Lion” is very enthusiastic about hosting us, and puts on some extremely tasty and inexpensive food.
Please note that the workshop is being offered free of charge, but places are limited, so please do book ahead if you’d like to attend. You can book by contacting me by leaving a message here on the blog, or at my email address, davidcalcutt@gmail.com.
Caldmore Community Garden can be found in Carless Street, Caldmore, Walsall, which is off Bath Road, facing Caldmore Primary School and backing onto St. Michael’s Church. The postcode is WS1 3RH. There is some parking outside the garden. For those using public transport, the bus number 4M leaves from Bradford Place bus station and takes you to Caldmore Green. The garden is about 3 minutes walk from there. If you’re coming by train and bus, let me know, and I’ll arrange to meet you at Caldmore Green.