The Coast is Queer 2023: Workshop: Writing and Wellbeing with Lou Tondeur

Sat, Oct 14th
General Admission: £15 / Festival Supporter: £20 / Concession: £10 / Student Ticket: £5
Writing and Wellbeing Workshop

Part of The Coast is Queer 2023
Location: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

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Part of The Coast is Queer 2023.

Run in partnership with The Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at the University of Brighton, this practical workshop will be made up of writing activities like journaling, freewriting, mindful observation and sensory writing… no previous writing experience necessary, just bring pen and paper. There will be no obligation to share what you’ve written.

There will be an opportunity to contribute to the centre’s forthcoming writing and wellbeing toolkit for use by community groups for anyone who wishes.

In the noughties, Lou Tondeur published two novels with Headline Review called The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls, then she did a PhD in Literature and Cultural Theory at the Reading University, started a family, and became a Creative Writing lecturer, while publishing mainly poetry and nonfiction.

In 2017, she left her full-time job to focus on fiction writing. Her short story collection, Unusual Places, came out in 2018 and she is currently working on a series of crime novels set in Norfolk / Suffolk border country where her grandparents lived for 40 years. Louise grew up in Bournemouth and after a long time in London, and spells in Cambridge and Norwich, she now lives in Hove with her wife and son and two black cats. Louise teaches on the Open University’s Creative Writing MA and blogs at:

Please note: Workshop tickets are not included in day or weekend passes and need to be purchased individually.