Writing Services & Workshops

charlotte Lunn

Writing Services & Workshops

I offer a range of writing services including mentoring, editing and writing for wellbeing workshops.

I am experienced in providing group sessions and one to ones, both independently and in conjunction with other businesses. I have previously worked with The Old Lock Up Gallery, Quad Derby, Scarthin books, Nottingham Writers Studio and currently I am working with Derbyshire Writing School as a guest poetry facilitator.

Sessions vary from day courses to evening workshops and though I have taught in person workshops in the past, I’m currently running everything via zoom. This is subject to change dependent on government guidelines.

 

Mentoring

My mentoring is ideal for those looking to work on larger projects who may need more long term support. This could look like someone working on a selection of poems to submit to literary journals, putting together a pamphlet or collection for submission or even just someone who wants to get started with poetry or have a refresher! These are offered as dedicated one to one sessions.

Editing

Within a one to one editing workshop, we will explore 3-5 poems (no more than 40 lines each unless pre-agreed - this will require a higher charge). I will request for these to be sent prior to our session so I can provide thorough feedback and edits to be discussed via zoom. We can arrange the workshop to fit around your schedule, however I will need 1-2 weeks for preparation. During group sessions, you will expect to receive feedback from both myself and workshop attendees on one poem and you will offer feedback on other peoples work. This is a great way to improve your skills as an editor, learn how to critique and meet like minded people.

Writing for Wellbeing

I’m particularly excited to be working with other creative practitioners this year to provide writing for wellbeing workshops and recently worked with the fantastic wellbeing and empowerment coach Stephie Be. We put together a beautiful session which explored reflection, gratitude and connection through exercises and creative responses. I will be co-facilitating more workshops like this which focus on the process of writing, self care and an exploration of emotions as opposed to learning about an aspect of poetry. The perfect way to get your feelings on the page without the pressure of creating the perfect poem.

Poetry for Beginners with Derbyshire Writing School

Fancy trying your hand at poetry but not sure where to start? Our Poetry for Beginners workshop is the perfect place to try something new in a supportive environment. From the initial idea to a first draft, we will guide you through various exercises and explore work by other poets in order to gain a toolbox of techniques. Date: Monday 18th October, 2021. Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Price - £12 This is an online workshop delivered live via Zoom. You’ll need access to Zoom on a mobile, tablet or computer. In this workshop we'll briefly explore: - How to develop ideas. - How to gather inspiration from other poets. - Beginner poetry techniques to help you create a first draft. Come prepared to write. All of our one-hour workshops are fast-paced and jam-packed with writing tasks and ideas. Leaving you with lots of activities you can continue within your own time. We design these sessions to be fun and casual, a chance to take some time out of your busy week and exercise your creative skills, develop your knowledge and enjoy writing with like-minded people. This session is delivered by Charlotte Lunn, Derbyshire based poet, workshop facilitator and bookseller.

If you would like to book a workshop or mentoring session, please get in touch using the contact form below.