Writing that influences: making waves for development

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Writing that influences:  making waves for development

Time: May 17, 2010 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
Street: Ship Street
City/Town: Brighton
Website or Map: http://www.brightonquakers.co…
Phone: 02380-238-458
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie, Alison Donaldson and Vicky Cosstick
Latest Activity: May 15, 2010

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Event Description

This workshop, the fourth in a series of annual collaborations between several networks, is for people who want their writing to stimulate thought and dialogue and thus have an influence. 4th Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop.pdf

Why come?

Writing often needs a conversation to stimulate, mediate, resurrect or revive it. Have you ever done some writing, sent it to colleagues or clients and received no response? You may have wondered 'Were they too busy to read it?' 'Was there something wrong with what I wrote?'

And what about forms of writing? Can a story be more influential than a logical persuasion? When is short better than long? When is unfinished more influential than finished? Can blogs change the world? Can we find fresh words and expressions when everybody seems to be writing in deadening clichés and management-speak?

How we will work

The workshop is relaxed, informal and flexible. It will consist of conversations in small groups and in plenary, mixed with moments of writing. During our time together, you will have the opportunity either to make progress on a new piece that you’d like to develop, or to resurrect or refresh one of your previous publications that you feel hasn’t received the attention it deserves.

To this end, we invite you to bring a sample of one or two pages of your writing to share with peers.

Come and enjoy a stimulating day by the seaside, with a group of about 20 other generous writers and readers. Why not make a long weekend of it to take in the Brighton Festival, the Lanes and the seafront?

A bonus?

If you wish, you can also use this experience to prepare an article for the August special issue of AMED’s journal e-Organisations and People on the same theme as this workshop.

Why not participate in a preliminary discussion?

We've posted a Forum here in case you'd like to start exchanging ideas and experiences before our Workshop on Monday 17 May in Brighton.


To find out more, please contact Alison Donaldson: alidonaldson@gmail.com 020-8549-1372, Vicky Cosstick: change.aware@btinternet.com 020-8143-9694, or Bob MacKenzie: bob_mackenzie@btopenworld.com 02380-238-458.

Making a reservation

Your investment for the workshop is £30. Refreshments will be provided, and you can make your own arrangements for lunch.

Each year this event attracts considerable interest and places are limited. So we advise early booking. To pay by your Paypal account or credit/debit card, click here . If you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to ‘AMED’, and send it to:

The AMED Office
7-8 Roman Way,
PE29 2LN
Tel: 01480-459-575

Please include a note with your cheque with your contact details (name, contact telephone, email address) and the words ‘Brighton Workshop’. The details you provide will be used solely to contact you about the May workshop.

Would you like to invite a friend?

If so, you can download this flyer, which is a pdf file, and send it to them 4th Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop.pdf

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