Spike Island

Write ClubCreative writing group


Monday 16 April 2012, 6–8pm


Free for Spike Associates
Booking advised

To join Write Club, please email a short sample of your work to admin@spikeisland.org.uk

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This creative writing group led by author Amy Mason concentrates on writing exercises inspired by visual art and conversations with Spike Island studio holders. These encounters are designed to provide ideas for new writing or new ways of presenting work.  As always, supportive peer critique is central to the group’s activity.

The April, May and June sessions focus on structuring longer pieces of writing and the challenges of working on ongoing projects. The aim is to complete one piece of work by the end of the three meetings.

Creative writers of all disciplines are welcome, as are artists who use text in their work.

Amy Mason

Amy Mason is a writer and performer whose show The Islanders will be performed at Bristol Old Vic in 2013. During 2011 she was the writer-in-residence at Spike Island, when she received an Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award to complete the first draft of her first novel, Ida.

Mason’s work for performance has been commissioned by theatre companies Show of Strength and Travelling Light, and her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies and journals, as well as the Tindal Street Press anthology Roads Ahead.

Amy Mason's website