Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

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 asContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Weekend Workshop: Song Writing for Change

From February 23-24, 2019, The Hub hosted a weekend workshop on song writing for change, led by Siphiwe Nzima Nts’ekhe, Meloh & O.G. S’killz. Participants were led on exercises on writing and performing, while examining issues around gender and abuse. The group wrote a song during the workshop, which will be recorded, and have a music video filmed forContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Song Writing for Change”

Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From February 17-18 2018, Leila Hall led a weekend workshop at The Hub on creative writing. Day one was spent exploring some of the aspects of storytelling that make for powerful books and films and freewriting around memories and imaginative ‘what if…?’ scenarios. On day two, based on their freewrites from day one, participants wroteContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Weekend Workshop: Storytelling

From October 14-15, The Hub hosted Lineo Segoete for a weekend workshop on storytelling. Day one started with a brainstorm with participants on ideas, who then created timelines of their own stories, and shared them for feedback. From there, participants started developing their own stories while working in groups, and received feedback from Lineo onContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Storytelling”

February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

We held a two-day Creative Writing Workshop at The Hub on the weekend of the 18th and 19th February 2017. The workshop began with the group reading extracts from Zakes Mda’s prose and a selection of poems by different writers. We discussed what the term “creative writing” means and talked about the different techniques thatContinue reading “February Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”