Do you fancy sampling  a creative Smörgåsbord next weekend? Then join me at the Shipley Art Gallery on Saturday 10th February for Express Yourself, a half day filled with workshops in collaboration with Gateshead writing group The Scribblers and the Shipley Art Gallery.

11am – 1pm (including break)  Take part in three different half hour workshops:

1.The Scribblers  will be running taster writing sessions inspired by Trench Art and Memory.

2. I’ll be offering one to one “Dr Cusack” mentoring sessions on writing and performance.

3. The Shipley’s Ruth Sheldon will be showing you how to make chapbooks.

1pm – 2pm   I’ll give a quick introduction about performance before a show and tell sessions where participants will share work written in the morning or any other short piece they’d like to perform.

If you’d like to book a ticket for Express Yourself they cost £2.50 (BARGAIN!) and you buy them here

Particpants are asked to bring writing they might want to make into a chapbook plus work they want to share from 1pm to 2pm.

We’ll have tea, coffee and water on offer but I suggest you bring a packed lunch as there’s no cafe in the gallery.

There is another literary event after Express Yourself. From 2pm to 3pm The Shipley will host  Poems After The Blaydon Races: Centenary Launch. You are invited to join Shipley’s poet in resident Jo Clement and The Scribblers for a special poetry reading to launch an anthology inspired by William C Irving’s painting The Blaydon Races. For more information click here