"I invite you to come with no expectations and be surprised what will come through you onto the page."
The Writers' Workout Weekend with Genevieve Messenger is an amazing opportunity to create a space in your life to write. We all have our own unique voice. Everyone has a message to share, a story to tell, a conversation to be heard.
Blackwood, Victoria (I hr 15 mins from Melbourne CBD).
Blackwood is a beautiful old gold mining town on the edge of the Wombat State Forest. It is surrounded by bush and the Lerderderg River runs through it. It has a pub, a Merchant café, a Mineral Spring and a few other suprises. And it’s beautiful in Autumn.
Accommodation is in the centre of town. It’s cosy dormitory style with central heating and a fire place. We have our own kitchen and work area.
We start at 4.30pm on the Friday and finish midday Sunday (just before lunch). We usually gather after the last session and have a snack to finish off. Then you have plenty of time to explore Blackwood for the rest of the day.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Anyone who has the desire and the fire in their belly to write! All types of writers, emerging, beginning or established will benefit from these sessions.
It also is known to help the creative process for choreographers and screenwriters working with image and story.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your diary, notebook or whatever you like to write on! You may also want to bring your own pencils or colored crayons to draw with. Some people like to draw before they write.
Once you book I will give you more detail on what to bring, but basically it’s your single bedding, toiletries, boots and jackets and loose comfortable clothing.
2018 dates to be confirmed
We are having an Autumn Special for $450 Including accommodation, vego food and writing sessions. Great Value!
OR pay your $250 deposit to secure your place by EFT
To: Genevieve Messenger
Bankwest Easy Transaction Account
Reference: WWR1 and Name
BSB: 306 134
ACC: 048 9607
Email details of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Genevieve is a local resident in Blackwood who graduated from the VCA Drama School. Genevieve has a career including stand up comedy, theatre and music. She has attended the VCA with a Masters in Screenwriting graduating in 2014.
For 20 years Genevieve has attended generative writing workshops with her mentor Jenny Kemp, a Melbourne playwright. The Writers' workshops are inspired by the results Genevieve achieved in these workshops writing a screenplay, short stories and a draft of a novel.
Genevieve has been involved in many professional theatre productions over the years and has had a lot of her work performed, at St. Martins, VCA, RMIT theatre, Theatreworks and the Comedy Festival.
The power in the workshops is unlocking the unconscious mind by tapping into the body/mind connection and writing freely without judgement.