27 February 2012

Wild Women Writing Workshop with Magi Gibson (at the West Cork Literary Festival, Ireland)

Post date: 27 February 2012
Date: 9 - 11 July 2012

Do you feel stifled? In a rut? Lacking in self-belief? Maybe you want to write but aren't sure how to get started – or that you have anything fresh to say. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced writer, Magi Gibson's Wild Women Writing Workshop will help you overcome the barriers that are stopping you from connecting with your inner wild woman, the one you've suppressed to fill all those other roles life demands of you. After all, your inner woman holds the key to your true creativity.
In the course of the workshop we'll look at all kinds of writing from a wide range of women from Austen to Atwood and use our lively and uninhibited discussions as a jumping off point to spark fresh, new, passionate work.

Magi will expertly guide you through fun creativity exercises to help you get started on new pieces of writing. This is a perfect opportunity to explore what you are truly capable of in a supportive and warm atmosphere. You will also receive a wealth of practical advice and tips on craft.

By the end of the Wild Women Workshop you should be all revved up to continue writing with renewed energy and self-confidence.Magi Gibson

Magi Gibson has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships as well as a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship with the University of Paisley. She has written short stories, novels for children, poetry, radio and TV scripts. Her poetry sequence, The Senile Dimension, won the Scotland on Sunday/Women 2000 Writing Prize and the short story, Harlot Red was a winner in the UK-wide Asham Short Story competition. Her work appears in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Damage Land, New Scottish Gothic Fiction (Polygon), Scottish Love Poems and Modern Scottish Women Poets (both Canongate). Her poetry collection, Wild Women of a Certain Age, first published in 2000, is still in demand and in print. Her full-length film script, 'Strictly Business', co-written with Ian Macpherson, was a finalist in Scottish Screen's Newfoundland Film Competition. Her ten minute filmscript 'Snowflake' was shortlisted for Tartan Shorts.

'In a decade where so many authors seem to think it’s natural to sharpen their pencils with a chainsaw, Magi Gibson cuts to the empathetic nerves with a skilful scalpel.' The Scotsman

3 Day Workshop:
Wild Women Writing Magi Gibson
Max 15 participants.
€100 for 3-day workshops
9.30 - 12.30 Monday to Wednesday
Booking opening end of March 2012
West Cork Literary Festival
Sunday 8th - Saturday 14th July 2012


For inquiries: info@westcorkliteraryfestival.ie

Website: http://www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie
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