Creative Writing

I embarked on leading the ten weeks of creative writing workshops in a spirit of curiosity. I knew I would be working with a group of people who had not previously attended creative writing classes. On my first trip up the lift to what rapidly became the magical 6th floor of the library I was full of anticipation, and a little trepidation. I needn’t have worried. From the very first exercise there was a definite buzz – everyone joined in, everyone listened and everyone wrote. Week by week the writing developed – the group rose to whatever I asked them to do. For the first weeks group members shared their work in threes, until the first wonderful occasion when they read their work out to the whole group. The range of tone and variety of subject was amazing, as was the way each person emerged through their writing. Each week the writing grew more confident as the group members discovered their own direction and their voice. The time has flown by. It has been a creative journey that I am privileged to be part of.

Cynthia Fuller, Creative Writing facilitator


Where? Room 8, City Library

When? 10 workshops on Monday mornings (10:30am- 12:30pm) between September and December 2012

What happened? The group was facilitated by Cynthia Fuller, and worked with researcher Dr Viccy Adams to explore and record their experiences of taking part in the workshops. From the series of 10 workshops, the group produced an anthology of their creative writing, The 6th Floor, which will soon be available to read on this website (please contact the research team for a printed copy of the anthology). They also gave a reading of their work at the Workshop Celebration on 12th December 2012, where selections of writing from the anthology were also displayed.