Events

A DAY TO WRITE – Writing Retreat, Todmorden
Sat 14 March 2020
9.30am-3.30pm

Writing Days in Todmorden run 4 times a year. It is a simple day to write in a supportive and stimulating environment with tutor support and homemade buns! This is a re-scheduled date due to February’s one being cancelled due to Storm Dennis. Please contact Emma to book: emmadecent@talk21.com. For more information and other dates please see A Day to Write.

 

WORD CENTRAL
Weds 18 March 2020
6pm-8pm

Emma is guest performer at Flapjack Press and Manchester Central Library’s Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word event. She will be bringing her newest poetry and prose to Word Central. 
Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD
Word Central Facebook Event

 

ANNE LISTER CREATIVE WRITING FANZINE WORKSHOPS
Thu 19 March, Thu 26 March, Thu 2 April 2020
1pm-3pm

3 creative writing workshops on 3 Thursday afternoons using local heroine Anne Lister for inspiration. Themes could include Anne herself, secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women or diary keeping – and be in any writing form – poetry, stories, letters, articles or personal reflections. You will use fascinating local studies resources including A.L. diary copies, maps and newspapers. The writing produced will be put together in a collective Anne Lister fanzine which will be kept in the Library to inspire future generations.
Come to one or all the workshops. 
£3 + booking fee each
Halifax Central Library and Archives, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG
Places limited. Book here: Ticketsource

 

I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING 

Emma’s remarkable one-woman show about her radical, brilliant, librarian Mum using theatre, multimedia and library books. See ‘I Don’t Know’ for more information.
‘Fresh, frank and funny’
Sun 22 March 2020 – Special Mother’s Day performance
The Pankhurst Centre 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP
hello@pankhursttrust.org
Pay What You Feel on the door
Fri 15 May 2020 – Dementia Action Week
Birstall Library Market Street, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9EN
MORE DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
 

HIDDEN PERSUASIONS
Thurs 9 April 2020
10am-4pm

A one day course doing creative writing and letterpress (moveable type) printing to celebrate Anne Lister’s birthday. In the morning you will do some creative writing on the theme of secrets, then translate it with Anne’s very own secret code. In the afternoon you will turn this into a unique print using letterpress printing. You will go home with prints only you and Anne Lister will be able to decipher!
Tutors Emma Decent (writer) and Terry Collins (printmaker)
£95 including materials
Info & booking: Hidden Persuasions
The Artworks Shaw Lane, Halifax, West Yorks, HX3 9ET


ELEMENTAL CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP 
Weds 22 April 2020 – Air
Weds 8 July 2020 – Fire
Weds 11 Nov 2020 – Water
1pm-3pm

These workshops use the elements of earth, air, fire and water and the four directions of north, east, south and west for inspiration and ideas, moving around the wheel of the year. Each workshop stands alone. Come to one or more.
Sliding scale up to £15
Info & booking: Elemental Writing Workshop
The Artworks Shaw Lane, Halifax, West Yorks, HX3 9ET

 

WRITING FOR ARTISTS at The ARTWORKS Halifax
Tues 21 April – Tues 19 May 2020
10am – 12.30pm

Writing often lies at the outer edge of a visual artist’s comfort zone. However words are a rich and dynamic medium through which to explore and express creativity, as well as necessary to communicate about your practice and gain opportunities. Over this 4 week writing course Emma will cover a range of exercises and activities to help build a stronger relationship with words for the creative and practical purposes of an artist.
4 week course, sliding scale up to £45
Info & booking: Writing For Artists
The Artworks Shaw Lane, Halifax, West Yorks, HX3 9ET