Thursday, 3 July 2008

Best Mates

Before I went to the States in June, I ran a creative writing workshop at Brighton Jubilee Library on the Saturday before Father's Day (UK style). It was a very enjoyable experience and I hope everyone who came along enjoyed it too.

The workshop was entitled Best Mates, aiming to encourage people to write about their Dad, Stepdad, Carer or Significant Male Other. My approach was to use the kind of questionnaire they use in the branding and naming business to define the values of a company or product. The questionnaire generates similes. For example: if he was an insect what would he be? Simultaneously, two people wrote 'Stag Beetle', which was a bit spooky!

A very big thank you to everyone who came along and another big thank you to those wonderful, welcoming people at Brighton Jubilee Library.

And I've just received this:
'Just wanted to thank you for your brilliant workshop last month. Every one involved seemed to really enjoy it... thank you for making the day a success and I will definitely be recommending you,
all the best, Norah

Norah Carr
Brighton & Hove Library Service'

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