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Dive into creative writing with Sarah Richardson

Updated: May 19, 2023

Gothenburg Fringe resident artist Sarah Richardson will lead an introduction to creative writing workshop on Saturday 20 May at Kolgruvan, running from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs.

Participation is free but places are limited. Reserve one of the few remaining spots in the workshop here.

Introduction to creative writing with Sarah Richardson will explore the foundations of creative writing. Whether it's looking at building structure, exploring themes or simply how to get an idea out of your head and onto paper, we will go through a series of exercises and writing tasks to get the pen flowing and over the hump of starting a project!

A mixture of prompts, writing time and discussions will take place and all questions are welcome! The workshop will be led by Sarah Richardson, who is an award-winning, published playwright and spoken word artist, so any specific interests around playwriting or spoken word can be explored.

Any type of writing or level of experience is encouraged to join as tasks can be moulded to all creative writing ventures. When booking the ticket, you will be asked to give a short description of your writing experience.

International residency with Finland and Lithuania

Gothenburg Fringe has been able to welcome Sarah for our first artist residency thanks to The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA, an initiative of the European Festivals Association that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their career on an international level through festivals.

Together with FINFRINGE and Zagare Fringe, we were one of the first projects chosen to receive funding, and Sarah visited both festivals in Finland and Lithuania last week.

Alongside developing her new piece Sun Bear, Sarah has run a cross-disciplinary workshop together with young and emerging dance artists in collaboration with Compass Dance, will lead Saturday's creative writing workshop and will present a work-in-progress performance at Kolgruvan on Thursday 25 May.

About Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson is an award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet. She has performed her poetry across the UK and Ireland, including at Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan and the Women of Wit tour.

As a playwright, her debut play, GirlPlay, was staged at Dublin Fringe 2019 and went on to have an international digital tour in 2020/21, winning Best Digital Experience at Stockholm Fringe. The Stage and The Wee Review gave it four and five stars respectively.

In 2022, GirlPlay was selected by theSpaceUK to be one of their headline shows for Edinburgh Fringe 2022, where it was met with high critical acclaim, was selected to perform in Meryvn Stutter's Pick of Fringe and received multiple four-star reviews, with The List calling it a “strong and harmonious... raw coming of age story.”

Sun Bear residency is supported by the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA, co-funded by the European Union.

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