Drawn to the Page


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Explore the John Napier and Julian Germain exhibitions with writer and artist Wendy Ann Greenhalgh as your guide.

In this creative writing workshop, you will be exploring the theatrical designs of Napier and Germain’s films and photographs about school and childhood using fun and revealing creative writing exercises.

There’ll be lots of inspiration to be had as you learn about the art on display and develop your own creative responses to what you see, working in prose, poetry or autobiography. You will use a combination of group discussions, writing exercises, individual writing time and sharing in a group to get the very most from the gallery experience.

No previous knowledge of either art or writing is necessary to enjoy these sessions.

All writers who attend are offered the opportunity to publish their writing on the Drawn to the Page blog, which is updated monthly.

One recent participant had a story published a story that was started at the gallery in the high-profile Litro Magazine.

Listen to what happens in a Drawn To The Page session on the BBC Radio 4 Open Book programme: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xp2m1

The sessions will be facilitated by writer and artist, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh. Wendy Ann is part of the New Writing South Creative Learning Team and an experienced writing tutor. She is also an arts educator who has worked in galleries all over the South East.



Drawn to the Page is a partnership project with New Writing South, De la Warr Pavilion and Jerwood Gallery and is supported by Arts Council England.



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