White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell is Deptford’s writer in residence, and as part of this post is holding a series of free short story writing workshops throughout April at various libraries in South East London, plus a storytelling tea party.
“If you live in Deptford and love it, if you have never been but would like to , if you’re a bit wary of it and think it might be somewhere near Kent (it’s not) .. come along and find out more about our urban myths including: the dog who spoke in a French accent, a poet whose day job involved international espionage, the man who sold songbirds on the market who disappeared one day: the toshers and mudlarks, dolly birds and dandies, revolutionaries and rebels that populate and haunt our SE8. If you’d like to start your own short story to add to ours, have some cake and tea, this is the workshop for you. “
“We Are Deptford”
Free writing workshops (and tea party) for all!
10.30-12 midday- short story writing workshop with tea and cake (16+)
1pm-5pm- drop in sessions to create a guide book for Deptford- see your words and images in print (all ages)
Dates and locations:
Sat 9th April
Pepys Community Library
020 8691 3146
Sat 16th April
9 Giffin Street
020 8314 7299
Sat 23rd April
New Cross Library
283 285 New Cross Road
020 8469 0532
Sat 21st May 4pm-7pm
Also at New Cross Library
FREE “We Are Deptford” tea party and storytelling cabaret.
This will be a chance to hear some of the stories written by adults and children about Deptford past, present and yet to come. Plus there’ll be delicious cakes, tea and other treats, a Deptford Quiz with prizes, beautiful visuals and many more surprises to be announced.
Want to submit a story about Deptford but can’t make the dates?
please email Bernadette here by 7th May with stories of around 1000 words for a chance to be part of the show