Suitable for ages 14-18 (please get in touch if you are outside of the age range but would like to attend).
Often the lyrics of our favourite songs are truly hard won – scratched into notebooks and crossed out again a million times over. And sometimes the words just come from nowhere – spilling from dreams or borrowed books or things people say and would otherwise forget…
In this series of workshops we will try to make sense of it all. We will explore writing from memory, and from observation of the world, as well as getting skilled at harnessing the ideas that are just out there, waiting to be found and turned into something brilliant. Developing song ideas through writing exercises and experiment with the ways that music can support and complement lyrics. Bring along the instrument you play, or the tech you normally use. You do not need to be able to read or write music, but a notebook and pen will be handy.
Jess Morgan is a writer and musician living in Norwich. Clash magazine described her music as ‘the kind of thing you put on your headphones when walking alone and wanting to feel part of your own gritty, British love story.’ Her work has taken her to the darkest corners of dark rooms all over the northern hemisphere, and just once… the O2 Arena. Jess has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and was recently shortlisted for the I’ll Show You Mine Prize for Sex Writing and longlisted for the Hinterland Prize for non-fiction. Her work is also published by The Cardiff Review – Queer Edition, Memoir Mixtapes and Oh Comely.
FREE – please book in advance, you can attend the workshops individually or come along to all three!