We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an Arts Council England grant for our year-long project to enthuse and infuse Medway with words.
As part of Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture, we will be running a series of zine/pamphlet making workshops, creative writing workshops, open mics, and a Writer Development Programme. We will also be changing the format of Confluence, and making a new website.
Our year-long schedule of events and workshops is constantly evolving, so follow us on Facebook, and Twitter for updates.
Medway creative writing library workshops: our final library event is at Gillingham Library on Sat, 1 Sep 2018, 1-3pm – this is the finale event with refreshments and those who have attended the workshops will showcase their writing.
Our final series of 3 zine-making workshops are at INTRA starting on on Sunday 10 June. The three workshops will guide you in making your own pamphlet or zine. The first workshop will introduce you to what a zine is, the second workshop will be guiding you in getting contents together for your own zine/pamphlet and concentrating on editing and layout. The final workshop will deal with printing it. (Dates: 10 June, 8 July and 25 August.)
Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities to work on your own zines in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions which happen on the same day as the workshop.
If you want to try performing your poetry and stories we will be running regular open micsthroughout the year, as part of our spoken word night, Roundabout Nights. See the Roundabout Nights page on Facebook for event details.
Writers’ Development Programme
There are six writers on our programme – throughout the year there will be chances to meet them and hear their work, as they will be helping out at Workshops and performing at our events.
The project is supported by Medway Council Arts Development Team and the Plant strand of writing workshops and open mics is in partnership with Medway Libraries.