Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:30 - 09:15

Write & Shine (Virtual)

Start your day with a burst of creativity!

Join Write & Shine live from The London Library Reading Room for a 90-minute virtual writing workshop called 'The Fantastic and the Surreal'. This session will take the work of Angela Carter as inspiration for writing. 

This is the first in a series of three virtual writing workshops celebrating the women of The London Library. Angela Carter joined the library in 1979, the same year that saw the publication of her renowned short fiction collection The Bloody Chamber.

Writer Gemma Seltzer will guide the group through a range of inspiring exercises to prompt new creative writing. Together, we'll consider Carter’s work, explore the landscapes and imagery of fairy tales and legends, and create bold, vivid stories and poems.

Research shows we’re more creative in the morning. When we wake, we’re incredibly sensitive to the sights & sounds of our environment. It’s the best time to think, dream & imagine. Writing early captures all kinds of ideas before your inner critic rears its head.

In Write & Shine workshops, you won’t be expected to share your writing, which offers great freedom and encourages all kinds of unexpected ideas to emerge. 

Login at 7.30am for 7.45am start. You will be sent a Zoom link a few days before the workshop (if you do not receive it, please check your junk file or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).