Amidst all the uncertainty that lies ahead, we know one thing for certain: keeping our creativity alive and energized will equip us to face whatever comes our way with resilience and grace. We’ve been hard at work devising a programme of courses that we believe will open minds and hearts. Investing in our creativity is soulful self-care that’s never been more necessary for our well-being.
While we still hope to run some courses in person, this may change depending on Covid-19 regulations at the time. For our health and safety, all LRC in-person courses will be conducted in strict compliance with Covid-19 rules and procedures. We’re also introducing new short laser-focused live online zoom courses where you can experiment creatively in a fast and fun way. We hope you’ll be excited and inspired by our offerings below:
Facing our Losses, writing our Healing
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 June 2021
9 am – 3 pm daily
Please scroll down to see all our course options…
ONLINE SHORT COURSE: TWO PEOPLE IN A ROOM – Creating Dialogue
What makes a character come alive on the page? How do you write a conversation between two people so that their personalities, drives and motives are revealed?
WRITING OUR ANCESTRAL STORIES: Shifting the Past into New Futures
What story were you born into? What story will you pass on to future generations? We are all born into circumstances that are not of our choosing – historical, political…
ONLINE SHORT COURSE: LOVE IN A TIME OF PLAGUE (and other restrictions)
Obstacles to desire – whatever they might be – build tension in your writing. Thwarted yearnings create emotional friction. In this short Zoom course, Dawn will introduce…
HOW WE RESPOND TO ART: Writing into Deeper Connection
The Norval Foundation, in association with the Life Righting Collective, invites you to join a two-morning writing course to explore, in words, how art moves and…
ONLINE SHORT COURSE: FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE – Setting as Character
How might the space in which a scene takes place contribute to your understanding of the action? In this short Zoom course, Dawn will facilitate how setting and…
FLAGSHIP MEMOIR COURSE: Routes to Meaning
We all have a story to tell from our own lives about how we became who we are. Stories about the way we were born, or about how someone helped us. About how we got…
POETRY COURSE: Poetry Unmasked through Rhythm and Rhyme
I want to share an approach to poetry that’s taught me how to play with rhythm and meaning, following words and traces of feeling to make new tracks…
ROOT MEMOIR COURSE: Exploring Nature and Nurture
In this experimental and experiential writing course, we will explore our relationship with the natural world. We have done damage to ourselves and the environment…
LOST/FOUND MEMOIR COURSE: Facing our Losses, Writing our Healing
Giles Griffin will be facilitating this course as he has a particular interest in invisible losses. Giles is gay, has worked in HIV education, has met Covid-19 close up and…
MY LIFE AS A WORK OF FICTION: Imagining our Stories
We all have unfinished business. We lie awake at night, not knowing how to proceed in a difficulty, our thoughts looping. We have done everything we can to try to…
BOOK COMPLETION COURSE: Editing and Structuring your Manuscript
What are you writing about underneath what you are writing about? What story are you living through memoir or fiction? What is the best way to tell it. This course…
EDIBLE MEMOIRS: Writing the Plate, Digesting our Memories
Our memories of food: they can take us back to the heady aromas of our grandmother’s cooking, fights over lunchboxes, drama at the breakfast table…
ONLINE SHORT COURSE: TRAVEL WRITING – in a time of lockdown
Join us to consider travel writing when you’re ‘sheltering in place’: revisit the places you loved or hated through writing about them, inviting a potential reader to come with you for the journey.
LRC Creative Writing Course – Audio
We invite you to join the Life Righting Collective’s online Creative Writing Course and join a community of life righting writers. We’ve priced it generously so the course is accessible to as many people as possible.
Last but not least, you can find our online audio course here to do in the comfort of your home, in your own time, anywhere in the world.
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Remember that all course participants are invited to join our monthly Follow Up Groups (FUGS) where you can continue to hone your writing skills with the support of other like-minded writers.
We don’t know what’s going to happen next, how world events will unfold. We can only be with the present moment because its almost impossible to plan anything too far into the future. The course programme above is an intentional activation of hope and creativity even in the face of uncertainty.
Please join us!
And the LRC EXCO team