Josie is planning a live online group on a Thursday morning starting in September 2019. So when summer ends and everyone else goes back to…school-work- wherever, a small band of us writers will be staying home, making our own coffee and connecting across the world. Miraculous!

You need a computer. We will send you a link just before the first meeting and all you do is click… and you arrive in a room with other writers. It’s a visual, virtual conference room so we will all be able to see as well as hear each other.

The main point of this group is to find out what you really want or need to write next.  What has been bugging you? What comes out when you write freely? We will be doing some exercises to discover what’s there at the moment.

In this short course we will try different forms. What suits your voice now?  Fiction? The personal essay or memoir? Poetry? Script? Song? Nothing is off limits in this experimental phase. Lets push the boat out and see where we go. All I ask is that you take the writer inside of you and our room-mates seriously.

Lately, I’ve been working on something I can only call  a hybrid. After editing my historical novel this spring I am beginning to throw myself into something different. I don’t quite know what to call it yet except experimental.  It could be an essay. The word comes from the French Verb essayer meaning to try.  All we can do, right?

We will be a small group  – 8 at most – and the idea is to play with ideas and build support for your precious work. The next stage of the journey, should you want to carry on. Pearse and Black has other courses beginning next year which you can join once you have done an introduction. Later courses will look at techniques for developing work.

To join Finding your voice please email  Josie Pearse with a sentence or two about yourself and what makes you want to join this.

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