The Turtle Moves World Building Workshop

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The ability to create a whole new world is the basis of great fantasy writing.

JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin and of course, Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, I was tempted to stick RR in there) set a very high bar that all writers must strive for when planning their fantastical stories.

Join us as Ben Slythe – using examples from Discworld – takes us step by step into a world populated by anything and everything your imagination can dream up. There have to be rules, as Terry Pratchett explains:

“You are allowed to make pigs fly, but you must take into account the depradations on the local bird life and the need for people in heavily flown over areas to carry stout umbrellas at all times”.

Not to mention an army of people ready to move out with shovels!

Tickets for the workshop are £8 and can be booked here.

Where and When:

Room 11 at the Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.

1.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday, April 27th.

It will follow the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild which will take place between 10.30am – 12.30pm.

April’s Write Then Socialise will also take place the same day, from 10am-1pm in the cafe next door. There will be space in Room 11 for parents who wish to write while their children are crafting.

No tickets are required for the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild or Write Then Socialise.

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February Write Then Socialise

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We’re back at Rochester Library cafe again this month.

Saturday, February 23rd is the date for your diary, from 10.30am – 2.30pm. If you want to arrive a little earlier, you can find me in Miss Twinkleton’s from around 9.30am for a chat, before we head over.

See you then!

January Write Then Socialise

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Now the festivities are all out of the way, it’s back to work!

Saturday, January 19th is the date, anytime between 10am-2pm. This time, we’re in the cafe area at Rochester Library/Adult Ed, which is basically the room next door to where we were before.

It’s not a full blown cafe though, so you may want to bring your own refreshments. Miss Twinkleton’s is opposite for lattes etc, but the library cafe does have a machine which doesn’t have too bad a selection.

See you there!

Location: a few minutes walk from Rochester train station, with ample parking in and around the high street. Postcode is ME1 1EW (Eastgate House is opposite). Best long stays – 5 hours plus – are in the high street between the A2 junction and Rochester Independent College. You might fancy staying for the day to do some sightseeing!

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Write Then Socialise

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There’s a nationwide initiative to make sure writers write and don’t get lonely while doing it. So, the first Rochester Write Then Socialise event is booked!

Saturday, November 24 from 11-3 in Room 11 at Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.

Writing can be a lonely occupation so this new national initiative seeks to ensure that writers not only crack on with their writing but also get a chance to socialise with other writers.

Write for 2 hours, then spend 2 hours sharing your work, getting feedback, brainstorming or just enjoying the company of your fellow writers over a hot drink.

Tea and coffee – including decaf – will be available on tap (honesty pot available) and the space is fully accessible.

It’s free but please book a space here so we know how many to expect. See you there!