I‘m part of a terrific organization of 11 writers based in the UK, Dark Angels. We’re from Scotland, Ireland, England, and the US. We train & tutor writers at workshops around Europe. Dark Angels has changed many lives. The workshop described below is the second held in America. I’ll be teaching with my friend and mentor, Jamie Jauncey.
THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION COURSE
This is a classic setting in the heart of New England’s literary heritage. The spirit of Melville hovers in nearby New Bedford. The author Louisa May Alcott spent a number of summers at this very compound.
Three days and four nights that strike a balance between our Full and Intensive Foundation Courses. For writers seeking a shot of inspiration.
The second year of Dark Angels America is a packed, three-day program of short writing exercises and discussions with time for personal writing. You’ll draw on your life experience, knowledge of the business world, and inspiration from being in a beautiful place with a rich literary tradition.
Who comes to Dark Angels workshops? It’s a mix of freelancers, and corporate people. We’ve had people from:
Arts Council of Wales, Bang & Olufsen, Barclays, The BBC, BP, British Airways, Carlsberg Breweries, Clore Leadership Programme, Corporate Culture, Elmwood, The Environment Council, Granada Media, Innocent, Interbrand, Lever Faberge, Mazars, National Library of Wales, O2, Penguin Books, QI, Royal Society of Arts, Scottish Arts Council, Sotheby’s Europe, Swiss Reinsurance, Three.
This is a chance to hone your writing and enrich your understanding
of the power of language and storytelling.
A brief introductory session takes place on the first evening. The second night, tutors read from their own work. The final night students read from work they’ve done on the course. Tutors also hold half-hour writers’ surgeries for each student.
The role of imaginative language and the importance of stories and narrative writing to business writing are central to all Dark Angels courses.
It’s our belief that the more personally engaging you make your writing, the more effective it will be. We want you to come away saying ‘that was fantastic fun’ but also ‘that really worked’. To book a spot, email Susanne Wakefield firstname.lastname@example.org