From September 8-9, 2019 The Hub hosted Leila Hall for a Weekend Workshop on Creative Writing. Day 1 had participants discussing the elements of powerful storytelling, and getting tips for how to bring writing to life, and completed a series of free-writing exercises. On Day 2 participants used their freewrites from the previous day as raw material for developing more structured and intentional short stories and poems. We got the chance to hear everyone read their work, and gave each other feedback on how we could improve on our pieces. We’re looking forward to publishing some of these in our annual publication, WordPower magazine!
Big thanks to Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa and Glasswaters Foundation for partnering with us on this project!