It’s a beautiful day and everything is about to bloom. How about you? WRITE YOURSELF FREE is my 4 week in-person CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMME. I believe you can write. I believe you can write yourself free, fearless, and often. This is a chance to prioritise your creative side, and make writing part of your life. No matter how busy your life. Whether the extent of your writing to date has been a novel, a form, or school essay. It’s for anyone who writes or wants to write.
Join me in my home every Friday morning for four weeks and I’ll send you home motivated, inspired, un-stuck, empowered in your creativity, feeling more confident, and ready to move forward, along with the tools for how. Whatever stage you find yourself at. Whatever your writing ambition.
Want to write but unsure of how to start? Want to create a regular writing habit? Trying to write but find it’s not going well for you? Want to start or move on with a big project, like a blog, or a book? In need of motivation and encouragement or simply want to explore your creative side through writing? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to write but never got round to it? Or used to write and want to get back there? Already writing but struggling with time, motivation, ideas, blocks, fear? Or maybe you just like the idea of structured time to write and expand your practice, with like minded creatives, in a pleasant supportive environment. Then this event is for you.
No matter how shy or introverted you are there is a special magic to creating together that is undeniable. I feel it any time I have the privilege of bring groups together. Person to person is my favourite way to support others in their creativity. And where better than in the comfort and creative surrounds of my kitchen. A space designed for and devoted to creative living.
This is the programme would have helped me starting out, and at several steps beyond that. And sadly I’m not sure I’d have found the courage. In fact I did try a creative writing class in Dublin years ago and felt so intimidated and out of my league that I never went back.
That’s why I want you to know that I’ve got you. You will not be a fish out of water, and I would never put you on the spot. Reading and sharing of work is always optional. I want you to feel like you’re just hanging out with a super helpful, inspiring friend, who believes in you and can help you on your path. I want you to leave here every Friday feeling uplifted, inspired, understood, ready and able to work.
I’ve designed this programme so you can take an intensive or relaxed approach. Work only on Fridays or continue on through each week. It’s entirely up to you and your personal writing goals.
Lots of people want to write but never get around to it. And did writing a book is one of the top things people say they want to do in life, but never do. The only way to do these things is to set aside time and get to it. The year is almost half over already, everything in nature about to bloom. How about you?
Now, the nitty gritty…
Spaces will be limited as we have to all fit in my kitchen, so advance booking is essential. To secure your place email me firstname.lastname@example.org and type the words WRITE YOURSELF FREE in the subject bar. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so don’t delay. I will respond to every email.
The cost of this programme is just €60 payable on Day 1, that’s Friday the 11th of May.
Duration: Two hours 10.30 – 12.30. Tea & Coffee included.
About Me… Jane Gilheaney Barry is a writer, art therapist, and curator of successful lifestyle blog #thatcuriousloveofgreen. Her first novel #Cailleach, will be published in September. Her first non-fiction book, a guide for creatives in hiding, will be published next year. Read more about Jane plus testimonials HERE
Location: Willowfield Rd, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. We are one hour from Sligo, 45 minutes from Longford or Cavan, two hours from Dublin, 30 minutes from Carrick on Shannon.
I would love to see some of you here, hope you can make it. xo Jane