February 24 • 10:00 AM (EST) - 1:00 PM (EST)
About the workshop
An idea-generating workshop for beginner and established writers looking for a new way into their work.
Every writer begins with a blank page: all they need is something to say and a way to say it.
In this 3 hour workshop, we will return to the roots of why we write stories, why we read them, and what stories connect with us most.
Suitable for writers just starting out or have never written before, as well as seasoned writers sick of spending their time staring at a blank page waiting for inspiration to strike. We'll look at several examples of stimuli from across different types of media to generate our own material in the workshops, and have the opportunity to receive structured feedback from peers and the instructor.
What you will learn
• How to find inspiration from existing material • Exercises to explore new ideas and generate new writing • How to defeat writers' block • Tools for returning to the roots of motivation for writing
• A strong understanding of your motivations and tastes as a writer • Several first drafts of new work and ideas for how to develop them • Structured feedback from peers and the instructor
About the instructor
Kayla Martell Feldman (she/they) is a director and writer for the page, stage, and screen, currently based in London. She is a founding member of the Sovereign Writers Group and co-host of the monthly poetry night Process. Her play Watchdog has been shortlisted for numerous awards and her short story Once For Friend, Twice For Stranger won second prize in the Crossing the Tees short story competition. Her work has been published widely in the UK and North America, and her second poetry collection, Same Story, was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2023. www.kaylafeldman.com
Learn how to defeat writer's block with generative exercises and tools