Coming soon…a Ghost Story workshop on how to chill readers to the bone but what to call it…?
In a Regency town house rich in history and atmosphere I will be running a ghost story workshop with artist and printmaker Jill Vigis this October. After a private and highly creative tour of the house, where you will be encouraged to step back in time and picture it when the lime plaster was fresh and the sound of coach horses filtered through muslin curtains, we will get to work.
And our work in the recently renovated kitchen is straightforward: to send tremors down backbones and make the hairs on the neck prickle to attention.
We will work on list poems, micro fiction, create instant books from a collage of ideas and images, and you will go away with a crammed notebook ready to write your own suspense stories and historical fiction. And did I mention there will be cake? Homemade cake made from a Regency recipe (probably).
But so far we haven’t been able to come up with quite the right name for the three hour workshop on Saturday October 6. At the moment the choice is between:
Goosebumps on the Page
Is There Anybody There?
If you are on twitter you can vote at @rth_brighton
Or suggest your own title. Do please! Think of it as a creative writing exercise.
Take part even if you have no intention of coming, even if you live half a world away from Hove
Booking for the workshop will open in about a week. I’ll post details on this blog as soon as I have them, but places are limited and the best way of making sure you don’t miss out on this, or other creative events (lots more coming up), is to put your name on the Regency Town House email list at http://www.rth.org.uk/subscribe.
The Regency Town House is a community museum on a glorious square looking out over the English Channel. I’ve been volunteering here since March and it’s exciting to be part of such a fantastic heritage project.
Here’s a few basics about the workshop. If you have any questions use the comments section below.
Title: As Yet Unknown…
Date and time: 2pm to 5pm October 6
The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square
Brighton & Hove
Find out more on the Regency Town House website once details are posted and for up to date news follow on twitter
The Regency Town House @rth_brighton