Events

WHERE NEXT? TAKING A WRITING PROJECT FORWARD – DAY COURSE

TODMORDEN COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE
Weds 13 Sept 2017
10.00am – 4.30pm
£35
A writing day for those with a project in hand who want help taking it forwards. Structuring, planning and editing, plus time to focus, guided support, feedback and one-to-one time with Emma. Places limited, booking essential.
BOOKING & INFO: emmadecent@talk21.com

 

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

Emma’s show about herself, her mother and library books. Dates in Yorkshire and the North West this Autumn. Further info: I Don’t Know
Tues 12 Sept 2017 – 6.30pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Road, Manchester, M2 3FF
Booking & info: The Portico Library
Sat 7 Oct 2017 – 2.00pm
Burnley Library, Grimshaw Street, Manchester, BB11 2BD
Booking & info: Burnley Literary Festival 
Fri 13 Oct 2017 – 2.00pm
Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF
Free, booking advisable: Calderdale Libraries Eventbrite
Info: Brighouse Festival
Sat 21 Oct 2017 – 4.00pm
Halifax Central Library, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE
Booking & info: Halifax Central Library

 

MEMENTOES – WORKSHOP

The objects we treasure hold our memories and stories. Bring along or remember an object that has special meaning for you (ideally not a photo) at this relaxed and creative life-writing workshop. No writing experience necessary. Workshop to accompany Emma’s show ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Supposed To Be Doing’ at various venues as above.

Mon 4 Sept 2017 – 2.00pm-4.30pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Road, Manchester, M2 3FF
Booking & info: The Portico Library
Tues 3 Oct 2017 – 10.30am
Halifax Central Library, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE
Mon 9 Oct 2017 – 2.00pm
Burnley Library, Grimshaw Street, Manchester, BB11 2BD
Booking & info: Burnley Literary Festival

 

MAKING DRAMA OUT OF LIFE – WORKSHOP

Emma has written 2 shows which turn her life into theatre, as well as numerous poems on life-writing themes. In this fascinating participatory workshop she shows you how to make theatre or performance poetry out of your life events, to create work which is powerful, entertaining and cathartic for audiences and performer alike.
Tues 17 Oct 2017 – 10.30am
Halifax Central Library, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE

 

FRIDAY WRITING IN THE LIBRARY

Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF
Tel: 01422 288060
6 new creative writing workshops at Brighouse Library with local writer, teacher and library staff member Emma Decent. Relaxed and inspirational writing workshops using the library and its resources for help and ideas. All levels of writing experience welcome. Each workshop stands alone – come to one or all.
‘I have learnt such a lot in these classes and my confidence has increased.’
Fri 20 Oct – Fri 1 Dec 2017 (no workshop Fri 3 Nov)
10.30am – 12.30pm

Concluding with… LIBRARY WORDS

Fri 8 Dec 2017 
10.30am – 12.30pm
Free event where writing produced in the Friday Writing workshops will be shared with an audience, and Brighouse Library itself celebrated for its inspirational word-loving magic.