Creative writing with Martin O’Connor

Creative Writing Project – Putting pen to paper to try creative writing, storytelling and spoken word techniques.

What to expect: Enjoyable, relaxed and fun sessions exploring the written and spoken word. Have you always wanted to write your life story but don’t know where to begin? Or you have read a good book and thought you would like to try it yourself? Or maybe you’re a poet, but don’t know it (yet).

Join playwright and poet Martin O’Connor who will guide you through a variety of creative writing approaches, where you will learn essential skills to start putting pen to paper. You will explore poetry, short story, prose and biographical writing and learn how to apply these to your own ideas. We’ll work towards a final session where we can share what we have written to each other, building confidence in our voices. You will also have the chance to discuss and reflect on what you learn with others, with ongoing mutual feedback and support.

About Martin:

Martin O’Connor is a performer, poet and theatre maker from Glasgow. Martin specialises in participation, supporting people in telling their own stories. Martin has worked with National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Opera, Tron Theatre, Citizens Theatre and Glasgow Life. He is the director of the Tron Theatre Young Company, and associate artist with Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre. He has worked as a tutor for many years and visiting lecturer to many colleges and universities.

He is currently Artist in Residence with Inverclyde, and with Glasgow Life Creative Communities, working with venues, schools and individuals on a range of poetry activities.

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Where: The NCT Centre – North Lanarkshire
15 Manse Road,

When: 12.00 – 2.00pm on dates below:
17th October
24th October
31st October
7th November
14th November
21st November