At each of the Fire Festivals (i.e. Samhain, Imbolc, Beltaine, and Lughnasadh) I run creative writing workshops online and in Glastonbury (where I was the second chaired Bard) based the modern Bardic approach to creativity. Each workshop is designed to work with the energy of the season and include both information and practical exercises designed to engage with the creative spirit that exists within everyone. Beginning by invoking the Awen, the Celtic spirit of inspiration, we awaken to the power of imagination. Through writing exercises and sharing circles, we will explore and enjoy the power of words, our own and others’.
These workshops are adventure in creativity with an emphasis on having fun in a safe space that empowers us to open up to and nurture our innate creativity. They are designed to meet the needs of all writers regardless of previous experience. The practices are particularly helpful in overcoming ‘writer’s block’.