Women Writers Inc.

Once upon a time, we realised that ‘Once upon a time’ beginnings aren’t in today. Breaking stereotypes, embracing their natural selves, over the last couple of weeks we’ve met and spoken to over twenty women, resolute in their dreams of being authors. It’s been an impactful journey as we, driven by a metaphorical and educational sense, ‘found our voices’, the building block of this whole programme.

The first Saturday session was on the 21st of January, 2017, and we flagged off the first Thursday session yesterday. The energy was palpable, as they set words and papers flying, amidst laughter and fun!

Pictures speak a thousand words, so here’s all the awesome stuff about how we found our voices:

The ladies hard at work!
No! Not the Ribbon of Life! :(
Coffee, Tea and Bubbling Words!
Write, write, write!

A summary of the first Saturday session can be read here.

Once again, thank you, wonderful people! You’ve made this happen, and we can’t wait to start putting together the anthology.

Before we wind up, we just wanted to share with you a few interesting events happening in Southampton.

  1. Women in the film industry — screening and discussion
    6 Feb 2017, 6.30pm, Stripe Auditorium, University of Winchester. Entry is free, but you must book here: https://goo.gl/x0Cb9K
  2. There is a workshop on ‘Writing the Body’ as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. Tickets to the show are available here and to book a place on the workshop or gather more details, please email matt@artfulscribe.co.uk. The show includes free cake, welcomes all genders, and promises a powerful performance, with support from Jenn Hart and open mic for women who wish to share their words.
  3. Entropics: a series of exciting experimental poetry events, will be running throughout February and March at Mettricks Old Town Cafe in Southampton city centre. Events are free, public and open to all. Doors open at 6.30pm; performances begin at 7pm. The series will launch on February 13th with Nisha Ramayya, followed by Jay Bernard (February 20th), Sophie Seita (February 27th), Trevor Joyce (March 6th) and Peter Manson (February 13th). News of the last poet will follow soon. All information, including interviews with the poets and advice about getting to the venue from the university can be found here: https://entropicsblog.wordpress.com

Coming back to our workshop, next month, we’re having some schemes, stories and plots up our notebooks (yes, like conjurors)! We’re accessible via email and social media, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us :)

p.s. A ton of thank you’s to the Central Library and Art House Café wouldn’t suffice :)