Socially Distanced Creative Writing!


So, you’ve cleared the garage, sorted the attic, planted, mowed and dug the garden and washed the car five hundred times… what next?

Local author, Cathy Farr has had an idea to help get our creativity going again and have some fun into the bargain.

Following the success of previous creative writing workshops over the last few years, Cathy is going to run mini Creative Writing courses from July using Zoom to ensure that social distancing rules are followed.

‘The sessions are ideal for people who are interested in doing some creative writing but don’t really know where to start. As it’s all via Zoom and email, anyone in the UK is welcome to join so this would make a great gift – I’ve even had a booking from Canada!,’ says Cathy, author of six novels for children and adults. ‘I’ll be hosting short interactive sessions on Zoom to talk about writing and answer questions, then I’ll set tasks that people can have a go at and submit for me to give constructive, written feedback. I know some people are put off by sharing their writing with others so this should be ideal as all work and feedback will be private.

‘True, not everyone is planning to write a novel, but creative writing is a great way to escape and do something a bit different – and boy, at the moment, we all need a bit of that!’

Cathy’s main aim in these workshops is to give people the chance to let their own imagination do the work and to have some fun. Comments from previous attendees of Cathy’s workshops include: ‘It was enjoyable, fun and really interesting. Your teaching methods enthused us all I think, they certainly did me.’

There will be four interactive Zoom meetings, lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas and one-to-one private written feedback on all work submitted. Cathy is also going to publish the best three pieces of writing from the course on her website and social media. The price is £100 and is open to anyone over the age of 18 years. For more information contact Cathy at or on 02920 511031.