Write Through Your Heart: 23 – 26 May 2017 | 9h00 – 13h00

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. - William Wordsworth



stone heartWhether you write memoir, poetry, short stories, novels, blog posts, … or simply want an opportunity to try it out, this course offers an immersion in creative writing’s essential aspects to keep you writing through the heart.

We’ll focus on observation, generative techniques, voice, specificity, evoking feeling, developing characters, crafting scenes, shaping and pruning, mapping process, and forging ways to keep on writing in the life you have. These aspects of the craft are best learnt through practice, and so the course comprises a stimulating sequence of writing exercises and activities, together with input, course notes and feedback.

This is an ideal course for aspiring writers, as well as for established writers wanting to re-invigorate their writing practice.


Course outline

Please contact me for a more detailed outline of the course.

Dates & Venue:

  • 23 - 26 May, 9h00 - 13h00, Phakalane, Hout Bay.
  • This course is also available on request. Contact me to make arrangements for your group of  'writerly' friends.
Fee: R2400

Tea, course notes and feedback on an assignment included.

Bursaries are available. Please contact me if you’d love to attend the course, but cannot afford the whole fee.


Word of mouth

The course was wonderful and beyond my expectations. It was so well offered and I would highly recommend it to others interested in writing. - Abby

The workshop was just right – I was exhausted at the end of each day – could feel that my brain had been working in new ways – but it was richly rewarding and my writing is reflecting a new energy. - Lynn



Contact Sandra today to make a booking for Write Through Your Heart.