On January 8th 2015, Simon McCormack lands our metaphorical balloon at Boscombe library for the first in a series of 16 career and professional development sessions. These workshops are aimed at developing writing and facilitation skills for local writers we hope to work with on future outreach projects.
Squad members can work towards Arts Awards with Kim, and also take part in our Young Reviewer scheme that will be operating in partnership with Poole Lighthouse. We’re also developing an online members area for participants to gain access to online writing prompts, to have a safe space for uploading work for critique before making it live on the public blog, and to be able to have live discussions with other group members. This means if members can’t make a squad session in person, they won’t dip out. How great is that?
As the Lit Up! balloon gains altitude, we hope to feature work by local writers on the site, so if you have work you’d like to share, or you’re looking for a platform for your voice, please do get in contact. We’d love to hear from you and will do our best to help.