Bite-size workshops

Do you want to start writing, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you wrote in the past and would like to pick that up again. Or you are getting lots of praise for the pieces you write and want to explore this further?
Then these classes are perfect for you.
The Story Lounge

Introduction Workshop

Do you want to write stories, poems or lyrics, but you are not sure where to start? Then this workshop is perfect for you. In 2 hours I tickle your writing brain and spark your creativity.
With fun exercises and plenty of writing you will be sure to leave with a full notebook and a smile on your face. In small groups of like-minded souls, I create a friendly and safe environment to carefully try out your first stories.

April 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Introduction to Creative Writing
141 Overtoom Bottom Doorbell, 1054 HG Amsterdam
€ 37.89
€ 37.89
The Story Lounge

Business Storytelling

Storytelling in business is a hot topic. But what is storytelling? What’s the difference between a formal text and a story? And most importantly: how do you engage the people reading it?
This two-hour workshop, packed with creative assignments and interesting group discussions, introduces you to storytelling and shows you how to apply it to your business.

April 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Storytelling for Business @Zoku
Weesperstraat 5, 1018 VN Amsterdam
€ 53.62
€ 53.62
April 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Storytelling for Business @Zoku
Weesperstraat 5, 1018 VN Amsterdam
€ 53.62
€ 53.62
The Story Lounge

Travel Writing

When I travelled through Peru I taught travel writing workshops in the hostels I stayed at. These were such a success I decided to continue doing them after my return to Holland, and I carry on giving one wherever my travel bug takes me.

In 2 hours I give useful theory, combined with hands-on assignments that stimulate the writing muscles and teach you basic skills to improve your travel journal or blog.
The emphasis is on creativity so anyone can join.

April 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Travel Writing Workshop
105 Weesperstraat, 1018 VN Amsterdam
€ 37.89
€ 37.89
The Story Lounge

Meditate & Write

Writing daily helps you let go and get rid of frustrations, it unveils useful insights and slows you down. Meditation moves you into an intuitive state of mind, making you write from a deeper level.
Blending these two forces together gives you a powerful tool to brainstorm, get unstuck or help you move forward in many more ways than you can imagine.
In this intimate workshop, we do exactly as the title suggests: we meditate and then we write. I give you clear instruction so you can let go, exhale and make yourself at home, while your pen does all the work.

I didn't know what to expect, whether I would feel uncomfortable or under pressure. However, Talia made the environment super friendly to make us feel at ease and comfortable in our writing. The exercises used were super helpful, fun and useful. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to develop their skills, be more creative or just try something new.
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I didn't know what to expect, whether I would feel uncomfortable or under pressure. However, Talia made the environment super friendly to make us feel at ease and comfortable in our writing. The exercises used were super helpful, fun and useful. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to develop their skills, be more creative or just try something new.
Ester

FAQ

What does it cost?

These workshops cost €35,-, except for the Business Storytelling Workshop, which is €50,-. (a small fee is added by eventbrite)
After paying you have secured a spot.
For company team workshops, different prices apply, please
check here for details >

Where are the workshops?

The Bite-size workshops are held at different locations, such as BounceSpace and the beautiful Zoku. When I am travelling I host workshops abroad. Please check each event for details.

How big are the groups?

As I like to keep my classes small and personal, I take only 6 students per workshop.

Are the workshops in English?

Yes they are, but you can write in any language you want.
Helaas geef ik zelf geen les in het Nederlands omdat ik hier simpelweg niet genoeg aanmeldingen voor krijg. Wel ken ik goede schrijfdocenten en breng ik je graag met hen in contact. Ook kun je hier kijken voor schrijfcursussen in het hele land.

What do I need to bring?

A notebook and pen/pencil is all you need.

Can I do a workshop on a specific date?

If you know at least four other people who are interested, you can contact me, and we can arrange it.

If you are not sure which workshop suits you best,
simply contact me and we will figure it out together.

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