On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Everything got off to a wonderful start on New Year's Day and Bank Holiday Monday.  I went for several walks, spent hours away from the internet, read loads, cooked great food, laughed at my husband's jokes, listened to my kids' music, generally hung out with the family, wrote some new poems. Then I got stumped… Continue reading On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Poetry from Art workshop with Josephine Corcoran.  Write new poems in response to an exhibition of Anita Taylor's drawings.  Saturday 21 January 2017. 10am - 1pm. Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, Trowbridge. £15. Limited places. Please book your place  - you can book online or in person at Drawing Projects UK. This is an exciting opportunity… Continue reading Poetry from Art workshop at Drawing Projects UK

Writing Workshops and Events in and around Wiltshire (and beyond!)

NEWSFLASH FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS (POETRY AND SHORT FICTION) SALISBURY LIBRARY You are invited to join writer Josephine Corcoran in these enjoyable workshops. In a supportive, friendly environment you will: • read and discuss a variety of poems and short stories to inspire your own work. • be guided by Josephine in a series of fun,… Continue reading Writing Workshops and Events in and around Wiltshire (and beyond!)

Writing about Work – WordWeavers Session 3

A summary of what we did.... Last week, among other things, we talked about how a character's actions can reveal something, a mood or character trait, for example, to the reader. This week, continuing to think about what our characters do, we considered the world of work as a source of writing inspiration. The workplace… Continue reading Writing about Work – WordWeavers Session 3

WordWeavers at Trowbridge Museum – First Session

For those who couldn't make it…. A summary of what we did.  Confession: I stole the warm-up exercises from Vicki Feaver and Hugh Dunkerley who used them on a Creative Writing module at Chichester University in the early 1990s. First, a quick warm-up exercise: write, in two minutes, a list of possible uses for this object Then, write… Continue reading WordWeavers at Trowbridge Museum – First Session

WordWeavers – Creative Writing

WordWeavers are writing workshops and classes run by Josephine Corcoran.  These are interactive, participatory workshops for anyone interested in reading and writing poetry and short fiction.  All materials, other than pens and notebooks, will be provided.  Sessions will centre on the reading and informal discussions of a wide range of, mainly, contemporary texts and a… Continue reading WordWeavers – Creative Writing

James Joyce visits Trowbridge Library

.......or, at least, his book of short stories, The Dubliners, did and this is just a quick post to say how much I enjoyed leading a Writing Short Stories workshop in Trowbridge Library last week.  The library has recently relocated into a refurbished County Hall and its new home is truly impressive.  I hope my… Continue reading James Joyce visits Trowbridge Library

Poetry Workshop with Martin Malone

Not another day must go by without me saying how much I enjoyed this recent workshop, another writing session organised by Hilda Sheehan who had recruited Martin Malone at the 11th hour to replace an unwell Carrie Etter (now, happily, recovered). Martin introduced himself by stating that what he wanted most when he signed up for a… Continue reading Poetry Workshop with Martin Malone

NEW Creative Writing Classes in Devizes and Trowbridge

Update - 21st November 2012 My classes for Wiltshire College have almost finished for this term.  Next term I will be running some classes from Trowbridge Museum.  Please get in touch if you are interested (my email can be found under Contact Me).  I will be back to teach at Wiltshire College in the Summer… Continue reading NEW Creative Writing Classes in Devizes and Trowbridge