Mummy Writes: Baby-friendly ‘begin to write’ ONLINE workshop
A chance for new parents to get creative, meet new mums and begin to write while snuggling with their baby from the comfort of their own home.
Explore the basics of writing fiction – from descriptions to building characters – and start writing a story of your own. The online workshop is designed for tired brains and multi-tasking mums, so come as you are and embrace the chaos (even turn your camera off if you prefer!) Bring your notepad, type on your phone or just talk out loud if your hands are occupied.
We work in small groups and as a whole to discuss aspects of writing, read examples of great fiction, and participate in a series of short writing exercises with prompts designed to get you putting pen to paper and creating the first draft of a short story.
Suitable for first-time writers or those looking to refresh their writing skills after a break.
Run online via Zoom.
- Part 1: Saturday 31st October, 10am – 11am
- Part 2: Saturday 7th November, 10am – 11am
Just choose the first date and time to book your place!
About Nici West
Nici West is a short story writer, editor and mum of one. She edits works of fiction, memoir and arts journalism and her short stories have been published in places such as Dark Ink Press, shortlisted for the Willesden Herald short story prize and Highly Commended for the Bridport Prize 2019. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester, studying under authors Geoff Ryman and Colm Toibin.
About Mummy Writes:
Mummy Writes baby-friendly workshops explore the basics of writing fiction, with plenty of time for writing. They are designed with parents in mind to provide a safe space to embrace the chaos of parenthood and all it involves, while parents take a moment to stretch their tired brains and explore something new.
The project was set up by Nici West in 2019 and funded via NatWest’s Back Her Business campaign to support female led-businesses. Having experienced parental leave herself, Nici soon discovered that becoming a new parent can be an isolating, intense and tough experience, despite the joys that come along with parenthood. She wanted to be able to offer parents a way to learn a new skill (rather than just an exercise class!) inspire creativity and provide some intellectual stimulus, at what can be one of the most challenging and alienating times of life. Mummy Writes baby-friendly writing workshops aim to not only provide a creative and intellectual challenge for parents, but to help them process experiences, and find new self-confidence and identity through creative exploration.