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Creative writing workshop in Pêra

Anne Taylor, a London-based writer who has taught extensively in Europe and in the US, is leading a creative writing workshop at the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra on October 24-26.
The workshop, entitled ‘Finding the Inspiration to Write’, features exercises that can be expressed in prose, poetry or memoir. There is also the opportunity for students to bring prepared work on the Saturday night (October 25) showcase evening.
Teaching the workshop for the fourth year, Anne says: “It’s a misconception that you must have a vivid imagination to write. What beginners forget is that each of us has a deep well of life experiences to draw on and that they will surface when you allow yourself time to reflect. Hemingway said something I am always quoting to my students: ‘All you have to do is write one true sentence.’ By that, he meant you don’t have to write the truth, but that what you write must have the ring of truth.”
To find out more, go to For more information, contact the course coordinator, Ivan Ellison, on 969 028 130.