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Thu 1 Jan, 10am-1pm

Taunton Live & Pride and the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre collaborate to bring this unique and exciting FREE creative writing workshop by local writer and educator, Molly White.

This workshop entails exploration of inspiring and thought-provoking LGBTQIA+ writing throughout history, including the likes of Sappho, Allen Ginsberg, Lillian Hellman, Sarah Waters, Alice Oseman, Dean Atta, and CN Lester. Centralised around the theme of ‘Celebrate, Educate, IntersectionALL’, the session is divided into three key areas of focus: Exploration, Writing, and Development.

Our young people are encouraged to analyse and scrutinise extracts, using these as stimuli for their own writing and exploration. Following insight into a variety of writing styles – such as Poetry, Short Stories, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels – they will then critically analyse their own creative works to develop and enhance initial ideas.

The workshop culminates in a display and performance at this year’s Taunton Live & Pride Literary Area on Sat 16 Jul 2022.

  • Open to ages: 11–16-year-olds
  • Free opportunity
  • All participants must be available on both the date of the workshop, Sat 9 Jul, 10am – 1pm, and for the Taunton Live & Pride event, Sat 16 Jul (times to be confirmed)
  • Only 15 places available

How to apply: Complete the online form that includes a 100-word section to write why you want to take part

Deadline for Entry: Thu 7 Jul

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as their entry is reviewed. In the event of more than 15 people applying we will select participants based upon their 100-word section for why they want to take part.

  • TUTOR: Molly White
  • DATES: Sat 9 Jul, 10am-1pm & Sat 16 Jul, times to be confirmed
  • AGES: 11-16 year-olds
  • PRICES: Free
  • NOTE: All participants must also be available for Taunton Live & Pride event on Sat 16 Jul