People in Cardiff now have a new chance to describe their city in their own creative way. A series of monthly writing workshops has been launched at Cardiff Story Museum.
The theme of this month’s class was rivers and waterways in Cardiff. The water courses were described differently by the participants, who made good use of the history books and maps to discover the landscape of the past. They also shared pictures to inspire their writing. Their articles were not only about their literary experience, but also included their own real life experience of walking.
The city writing workshops are organised by Christina Thatcher and Emma Metcalfe. They believe that they provide people opportunities to write poetry or prose inspired by the city, using their observation to make a description. In the next two months, the themes of the workshop are: arcades & alleys and people & place.