Poet & WriterWILD WOMEN WRITING
NEW COURSES FOR 2016!
West Cork Literary Festival July 18th - 22nd
Listowel Writers’ Week June 1st - 3rd
Write the way you’ve always wanted to…
"Would I take Magi's course again? In a heartbeat! For original, empowering fun and enthusiasm, Magi's the Wild Woman for you." Barbara B., London
The Wild Women - West Cork Literary Festival 2014
"I came to Magi's Wild Women workshop without any expectations except that I wanted to be surrounded by like minded women as I explored my writing potential. Magi is a funny, articulate and deeply compassionate teacher. She nurtured our fledgling words with great tenderness and helped us create powerful pieces that revealed something new in all of us. We laughed, we cried, we rejoiced that we could indeed write something that another individual would want to read or hear and Magi facilitated that process in a wonderfully human and gracious way. Highly recommended and I would go again in a heartbeat"
Linda Baker New Zealand
“Magi’s Wild Women Workshop was wonderfully funny, subversive and thought-provoking.” Mary D., London
“Nothing could be more seductive or more liberating than the combination of raucous laughter and hard work shared with other women writers as we each discovered our
voice and our style. Magi even persuaded me to write a poem or two!” Celia, West Cork.
Note from Magi - Celia, an experienced writer in prose, said she never wrote poems. Since this workshop in 2012, she has written a lot of poems, had them published and taken part in a poetry slam. You have been warned!
Glasgow Wild Women after performing on stage at Billion Women Rising, Glasgow
'Magi, a huge big thank you to you for the Wild Women groups. I loved being in amongst the women, I felt energized for the rest of the week after the group. You gave us so much info and encouragement to not be afraid of our writing......and it was great fun to boot.' Donna, Glasgow
“Just a line to say the workshop in Bantry was inspiring. You were brilliant. Thanks so much for all the tips. It was great fun too. I am full of good intentions.”
Yvonne, West Cork Literary Festival 2013
So, what happens at a Wild Women Writing Workshop?
Every Wild Women Writing Workshop is different. Sometimes it’s a one-off, one day workshop, a kind of taster. Usually you sign up for a batch of workshops, either one a week over eight or ten weeks, or sometimes a three day or five day workshop with each session lasting up to 3 hours.
The group is always welcoming and supportive. Magi will choose source materials and workshop exercises to challenge you in the most positive ways possible. All extracts and poems the group discusses will be by women. As former Reader in Residence with Glasgow Women’s Library, Magi will surprise and delight you with her choices.
Before you know it, you will be surprising yourself. Using a mix of your own life experience and your liberated imagination you will create new work you didn’t even know you were capable of. (Or maybe there always was a tiny voice inside you whispering that you really could produce moving, inspiring writing.) The trick is to find out how to let that voice speak unfettered. You will be inspired too by the work the other women in the group produce.
So, what happens in the workshop? A mix of honest and frank discussion, fun and laughter, moving moments, and learning about the craft. You will soon be creating new work and sharing it with other women who really want to hear what you’ve written.