| unstoppable writers |
Manchester. other locations coming soon
Want to write but don’t know where to start?
Used to write but lost the love?
Or maybe you really need to make some progress on that Work In Progress?
Join award-nominated author Nicola Mostyn and creativity coach Teresa Wilson for a fun and supportive monthly writer’s hang-out in the beautiful surroundings of Manchester Art Gallery.
Open to all [established and aspiring] writers, the day includes relaxed, inspiration-boosting writing exercises, time to dedicate to a new or on-going project and insights and support from your facilitators, all designed to grow confidence and put the joy back into writing.
what you can expect
Safe, supportive environment.
Meet like-minded people.
Get hundreds of words down on the page.
Practical advice and tips to get more writing done.
Build a powerful writer’s mindset.
Develop a more easeful writing practice.
Leave the session feeling confident, inspired and raring to go.
the practical bits
First Sunday of the month (excluding January).
11am - 4pm
Central location, Manchester Art Gallery
£45 per person, per session
Now taking bookings for October
What do I need to bring to Unstoppable Writers?
You’ll need a pen and paper for the first half of the day. You might also want to bring a laptop for the afternoon when you’ll be spending time on your writing project, or you may prefer to continue to write by hand, it’s up to you. (If you have a condition that makes writing longhand difficult, then please feel free to bring a laptop to work on during the morning session.)
We provide free tea, coffee and biscuits. You might want to bring a packed lunch, visit the Gallery Cafe or grab something at one of the local supermarkets.
Do I need to be an experienced writer to come to Unstoppable Writers?
All you need to be in order to come to Unstoppable Writers is a human being. We believe that all humans are inherently creative and that creating makes us happy. But also, that creativity is like exercise. The longer we go without, the weaker the muscles get. What used to feel natural and easy can start to feel impossible and scary. So these writing hang-outs are like exercise classes for creativity. It’s just like a yoga class. (But with coffee. Yay!)
Will this class teach me how to write a novel?
This session will teach you how to develop a writing practice that will last you for life. We are not offering “How to” classes. We won’t be talking about sentence structure or grammar or plotting. We won’t be reading out our work and critiquing it. We won’t be telling you how to write the next great novel or get an agent or find a publisher. Instead, we’ll be practicing actually writing and getting used to the emotions and challenges that arise when we do that.
You don’t go to a running group or yoga class to become a famous runner or renowned yoga practitioner. You do it because it’s good for you and it feels great. It’s the same with writing. Writing connects us to ourselves. And if you do it often enough and for long enough you’ll get better, you’ll become more ambitious, you’ll want to finish books or poems or screenplays and polish them and send them out. You might be doing that already. Great. But through it all, we write.
What happens on an Unstoppable Writers Day?
You’ll arrive, help yourself to tea or coffee and get settled. We’ll introduce ourselves before beginning the first session, which will include writing prompts and free writing exercises to get your creativity flowing. After lunch, we’ll use a coaching technique to get refocused and you’ll have dedicated time on your writing project of choice. (If you don’t have a work in progress, don’t worry – we’ve plenty of prompts to get you going or you might want to wander around the gallery to spark your inspiration!) You’ll also have the opportunity for a 10 minute one-to-one with Nicola to discuss your writing or with Teresa to discuss your blocks to writing.
How do I get to Manchester Art Gallery?
Manchester Art Gallery is situated on Mosley Street in Manchester. The postcode is M2 3JL.
For information on transport links, visit http://manchesterartgallery.org/visit/
Where can I park?
Find out about parking options here: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/piazza/m1/manchester/?arriving=201909131130&leaving=201909131330
Is the Art Gallery accessible?
There are three disabled parking spaces on Nicholas Street, approximately 10 metres from the ramped access to the main entrance. The main entrance faces Mosley Street. Wheelchair and buggy access is via the Nicholas Street ramp to the main entrance. You can borrow manual wheelchairs in the entrance hall. There is a wheelchair lift at the groups entrance on Princess Street. The gallery is completely accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors and baby changing facilities on the ground floor. There are lifts to all floors.
For more info on access, visit http://manchesterartgallery.org/visit/access/
I booked but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
If it’s 7 days or more until the session, then we will give you a full refund. If it is fewer than 7 days, we’ll be happy to swap you onto a future session. If you cancel with less than 24 hours, then we can’t refund or swap your place but you can gift your place to a friend.
Do you offer concessions?
We do not currently offer concessions, but we are always reviewing our pricing policy. In the meantime, we can offer our book, Seven Creative Gremlins, which can be picked up for £2.99 ebook, £7.99 paperback and which offers the same kind of support and inspiration we deliver in our sessions.
I love the sound of Unstoppable Writers but I can’t get to Manchester. Are you running them anywhere else?
We do have plans to roll out Unstoppable Writers to other locations! We also have an e-course in the pipeline which will be accessible worldwide. Until then, you might be interested in our online coaching group. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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