Pre-conference Workshops

Friday 26th July. Booking information will be available soon.


The Germ of an Idea….

Facilitated by Christine Stevens, Gestalt writing support worker

Pre-conference workshop for people who would like the support and encouragement of a small group to develop the germ of an idea into writing. We will explore practical and creative ways to recognise and nurture our innate expressive tendencies. Come with half-written pieces, half-formed ideas and blank sheets of paper!  For those who find this productive, there will be the chance to meet up again during the Conference and maybe to form on-going connections once the Conference has ended.


“Writing and not writing: what comes up when we sit down to write, and what happens to the voices of those that don’t write?”

Co-facilitated by John Gillespie and Chris O’Malley

This is an experiential workshop exploring our relationship to writing – academic and otherwise. Come with your writing aspirations and struggles, and we’ll see what happens when we explore them.