Workshop: Starting to Write using Site and Autobiography, with Ruth Mitchell

In this three-hour workshop come and find out how your own stories can kick start your writing; using anecdote, memory, songs, place and gossip you will create the first steps to your text using site and autobiography. 
Join award-winning writer/performer Ruth Mitchell who starts with place as the inspiration for her solo work. Her first show, Coffee with Vera, took place inside a synagogue and won her the Wildfire Critics Choice award at the 2014 Exeter Ignite Festival. Her second show Homeward Bound, commissioned by Theatre West, is inspired by a baseball diamond within her local park in Plymouth. Ruth will be performing Homeward Bound at The Lyric in the evening following the workshop. Find out how Ruth creates multiple stories that all lead her back to place.
The workshop will be at The Lyric, Sat 9 July, 10am - 1pm. Places are limited and cost £20 per person.To book your place please email admin@the-lyric.com or leave a message on 01308 423951 (we will get back to you but the office is not always staffed). Please bring a notepad and pen, and an idea about a place that might be personal or special to you to focus on in the workshop.
“There’s autobiographical performance, and then there’s autobiographical performance by Ruth Mitchell, who weaves personal narratives about family, hopes and dreams with such skill that you’ll want to sit and listen to her stories all night" Belinda Dillon’s Top 5 Picks of the Fringe

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