Bite-size workshops

Do you find it hard to start writing or maybe you wrote a beautiful piece and can't seem to get any further? In these strange times that we live in at the moment, I offer you an hour a week of creative productivity. In this hour we do lots and lots of writing and we share tips and tricks to keep at it.
A great little way to meet fellow-writers in a new and inspiring setting.
The Story Lounge

1-hour creativity boosts

Every Saturday morning, after you’ve had your favourite morning brew and brushed off your work week, you can wake up your computer and assure it, you will not enter yet another boring Zoom meeting. No, we are going to talk about how to be more creative, what is stopping you and we will do lots and lots of writing. After this hour, you’ll feel energised and filled with new ideas for a blog, a poem, juicy characters and fresh story ideas.
Maybe you can connect to the other writers for feedback or brainstorm sessions.
You can join one session or all of them, as each week we’ll do something different.

June 6, 2020 11:00 am
1-hour creativity boosts
€ 
€ 
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 offered to you by Zoku and The Storylounge is packed with creative assignments and interesting group discussions, introducing you to storytelling and showing you how to apply it to your business.

June 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Storytelling for Business (online)
Amsterdam
€ 53.62
€ 53.62
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. I hope to host this workshop soon. Watch this space for details!

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.
I now organise this online workshop together with the amazing Zoku.

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.
I hope to host this workshop soon. Watch this space for details!

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 hope to host this workshop soon. Watch this space for details!

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
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?

The 1-hour creative nuggets cost only €20,-
The Business Storytelling Workshop 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 >

How do the online workshops work?

The Bite-size workshops are held online for a while. This means you pay and sign up through Eventbrite as usual. You’ll receive a link to the online classroom through the email you signed up with on eventbrite. Please, join us using a decent computer/tablet and make sure you are in a quiet space.

How big are the groups?

As I like to keep my classes small and personal, I take only 6 students per workshop. For the 1-hour class, we will be max. 10 to keep it comfortable and cosy.

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?

Please, use a decent computer. Furthermore, a notebook, pen/pencil and a highlighter are all you need.

Can I do a workshop on a specific date?

If you know at least six 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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