Clubs

This page has details of all our clubs and groups at the Writing Room and Karamel:
Monday Start Your Writing Week discussion group; Tuesday Read-in-Situ discussion group; Feedback Fridays discussion group; and the Saturday Kids Writing Club.

MONDAYS 10.30am-12pm from 16th April:
START YOUR WRITING WEEK DISCUSSION GROUP
With Kate Pemberton at the Writing Room
OPEN TO CURRENT OR FORMER STUDENTS OF OUR COURSES and FREE to attend!

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This is a chance to get together with other writers and help each other identify writing objectives for the week ahead in a supportive group environment. Each week we will choose a topic for discussion relating to why we write, what obstacles we encounter, and how we prioritise writing in our lives. The facilitator will be Haringey Literature Live founder and co-ordinator Kate Pemberton, who has been working with writers for over 20 years and is also the Fiction Editor of Ambit magazine. This is a peer support group, not a feedback group – see Fridays for our feedback group.

It is ESSENTIAL you email us to book in for the sessions so we can handle numbers – kate@collage-arts.org

TUESDAYS 1.30-3pm from 17th April:
READ-ON-THE-DAY DISCUSSION GROUP
With Carmel Shortall at the Writing Room
OPEN TO ALL and FREE to attend!

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If you enjoy reading and discussing a wide variety of stimulating texts but don’t have the time or inclination to join a regular reading group (or even if you do!) this is the ideal reading group for you because there is no need to read or prepare anything in advance. The group leader will provide extracts from short stories, novels, poems, film scripts, flash fiction, essays and non-fiction in order to highlight important or interesting ideas of the day – and some excellent writing. All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind and a willingness to engage in friendly discussion. Tea, coffee and biscuits laid on.

Carmel Shortall will be leading the group and hoping to provide continuity while investigating different directions for the group to take. Although extracts for discussion will be provided, there will be space for participants to help develop the group – it will be what you make of it.

It is ESSENTIAL you email us to book in for the sessions so we can handle numbers – haringeyreadinsitu@gmail.com

FRIDAYS 10.30am-12pm from 20th April:
FEEDBACK FRIDAY DISCUSSION GROUP
With Alison Chandler at the Writing Room
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Come along to our free Friday morning group and share your work in progress in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.There’s no agenda – you decide what you’d like us to read (around 500 words is the ideal length so everyone gets a fair turn) and what questions you’d like answered. We can help with everything from unraveling a messy plot line to fleshing out a flimsy character, all with a fortifying cup of tea to hand.As well as receiving constructive feedback on your own pages you’ll be supporting fellow writers by commenting on theirs. Noticing how other people’s writing works is a fantastic skill and will give you plenty of insight to use back at your own writing desk. Alison Chandler, who has been teaching creative writing for many years, will facilitate this group.

Stay on in the afternoon for a peer-led copy-edit and proofreading swap.

It is ESSENTIAL you email us to book in for the sessions so we can handle numbers - kate@collage-arts.org

SATURDAYS 10am – 11.15am from 21st April:
WRITING CLUB FOR KIDS
With Paul Lyalls at Karamel
£96 per term. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Ages 8 to 12 years.
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Jam-packed with fun ways to make poems and stories, and make yourself into a great writer and performer of your work!  Full of fun, easy to follow steps that will help you find fantastic ways to discover where poems and stories come from and how to capture them. Each week a new skill and style is explored. If you like the idea of writing about anything from belly buttons to swimming with dolphins, come along! WARNING contains laughter – also it will occasionally rhyme – but not all the time!
Paul Lyalls was Poet in residence for the Roald Dahl Museum, regularly works with Arsenal FC and was also a London 2012 Olympic poet. Paul works extensively in schools throughout Haringey and is loved by all.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – kate@collage-arts.org

FREE BOOK EXCHANGE AT KARAMEL RESTAURANT

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To celebrate World Book Day in March 2014 we launched a permanent book
exchange at Karamel Restaurant. On our shelves you can find novels, poetry, biography, non-fiction, books for children and teenagers, and more. Come along and swap a book you no longer want (provided it’s in fairly good condition!) for another one you do. That way you could potentially read hundreds of books, for free. Yes, it’s really that simple!