A year of hearing, creating and learning about stories, led by author and theatre producer Daniel Ingram-Brown Woodcutters in Killingbeck, wolves on Woodhouse Moor and heroes emerging from their back-to-backs. Join us for a year of learning about, and creating, stories. Each month we will gather for a creative writing workshop, discussion seminar, book group or inspirational outing. This crash course in storytelling will result in the publication of a book of short stories, packed with tales from the Forest of Leeds.
Stories from the Forests of Leeds flyer copyGroup 1 – fully booked (see group 2 dates below)

  • 30th September – Why are stories important?
  • 18th November – Writing workshop 1 (based on ideas from Sara Maitland’s ‘Gossip from the Forest’)
  • 20th January – Book discussion – ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Salman Rushdie
  • 24th February – The Seven Basic Plots: Why we tell stories (by Christopher Booker)
  • 24th March – Writing workshop 2
  • 14th April – Book discussion – ‘Stardust’ by Neil Gaiman
  • 19th May – Writing workshop 3
  • 30th June – Storytelling time and group meal

Stories from the Forests of Leeds_course 2 flyer copyGroup 2 – A new set of dates has been added due to popular demand

  • 29th January – Why are stories important?
  • 10th February – Writing workshop 1 (based on ideas from Sara Maitland’s ‘Gossip from the Forest’)
  • 10th March – The Seven Basic Plots: Why we tell stories (by Christopher Booker)
  • 21st April – Writing workshop 2
  • 12th May – Book discussion – ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Salman Rushdie
  • 23rd June – Writing workshop 3
  • 14th July – Storytelling time and group meal

All sessions will be from 7-9.30pm at LCI, LS1 6DG (opposite the Corn Exchange, above ‘Out of This World’) and will be led by author and Theatre Producer, Daniel Ingram-Brown No writing experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go! FREE! To book a place, email events@leedschurchinstitute.org or phone 0113 391 7928

Course notes

Download the notes from the first session ‘Why are stories important?’ here – Stories from the Forests of Leeds – session notes 1

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