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Come along to our Writing Club with Lisa Evans and experiment with finding your voice in a welcoming creative environment, led by an award-winning, published writer. All you need is enthusiasm, energy and writing materials.
Over the next 10 weeks you will use a range of processes to develop writing confidence, skills and technique. You will be guided through creative writing exercises in a small, supportive group. The exercises are designed to give you confidence and get you writing – it’s the only way to learn. Each session lasts for an hour and a half giving you a chance to see how much fun you can have unpacking the stories you carry and revealing the book of your dreams.
We bring the season to a close with a Showcase – an opportunity to share our work with friends and family.
Please note: We are taking a break for half term (Tuesday 23 October).
Equipment and Materials Required: Please bring your own writing materials
Lisa started out as an actor, training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then working both in the UK and the USA, before becoming a playwright. Her many stage plays include Under Exposure (which won the British Theatre Association award in 1986), Stamping, Shouting & Singing Home, The Red Chair (which won the British Theatre Association award in 1988), Keep Smiling Through and The Day the Waters Came, which won the Writers’ Guild best play for young audiences award in 2011. Her adaptations for the stage include: East Lynne, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jamaica Inn, Villette, Frankenstein, The Maid of Buttermere, The Dead Secret and Cat’s Eye.
Lisa also writes for television on series such as EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, Peak Practice and The Bill. Her radio plays include Ring o Roses, Sweet Fanny Adams, Hanging Fire, Women Can Fly and Thin Ice. She has been writer-in-residence at Theatre Centre and Temba Theatre Company and was associate writer for Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Lisa has run creative-writing workshops at theatres and writers’ groups throughout the country. She facilitates the ongoing West London Writers’ Workshop. She had the best of times being the RLF Fellow at Brunel University from 2012 to 2014.
The latest accolade to be paid to Lisa and her work is by the Writers Guild of Great Britain who awarded her Best Play for Young Audiences 2017 for her play Rise Up