Friday, January 14, 2011

This Weekend's Lewes Wellbeing Fest, and What is a Writing Marathon?

photo by Sean M. Madden, © 2011

Dear Friend Folk,

Firstly, a quick announcement that there'll be a Mindful Living Guide exhibition table at this weekend's Lewes Wellbeing Fest.  The festival runs tomorrow (Saturday) from 10:30 to 18:00, and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00, at the Lewes Town Hall (the Corn Exchange building) on Fisher Street, right at the top of the town.  Click here for a map.

So, if you'd like to stop by and say hello, please do.  We're meant to be located on an island table somewhere in the middle of things.  Also, there'll be lots of other exhibitors, workshops, talks, etc.  See the above Lewes Wellbeing Fest link for additional information. 

I've been asked to talk for fifteen minutes about "how creative writing can be the key to unlocking your inner potential".  And as my talk runs from 16:10 to 16:25 (both Saturday and Sunday), the penultimate performance, 'twould be splendiferous, indeed, if some of you might like to come and stand in as an end-of-the-day audience!

At the festival
, we'll also be taking bookings in person for the Saturday 22 January Writing Marathon in Lewes, as well as the next 6-week creative writing course, Spring Write into March, which begins on 23 February.  I've already received a handful of bookings for these and, so, would highly recommend stopping by the Mindful Living Guide table this weekend or sending off your registration materials as soon as possible to reserve your place in either or both of these.

Secondly, closely related to the above consideration, I have just this evening published a brief post which responds to the question, "What is a Writing Marathon?".  Hopefully this will give you a good idea as to what to expect.  If not, please feel free to hit me up with any follow-up questions.  In short, though, I'd suggest not worrying too much about the exact nature of a writing marathon, and, instead, just register, come along on the day, and find out for yourself why these workshops are proving to be wildly popular, with both experienced writers as well as those for whom this might well be their first foray into the world of creative writing.

With warm weekend regards,

Sean

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