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My experience of The Writing Room, by Carmina Masoliver.

I described my Writing Room experience as a dysfunctional family on my own blog (well, aren’t they the best types of family?). This was because the consistency of everyone being able to make each workshop was less than ideal. I know this is being changed in the new writing room, as to do the final showcase you need to be able to make enough to develop a piece throughout the process. I think this is a positive change, but that lack of consistency didn’t stop each workshop being something extremely

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My experience of The Writing Room, by Rachel Long

My experience of The Writing Room, by Rachel Long

I started going to The Writing Room in February 2013, after seeing a workshop advertised on Apples and Snakes monthly e-newsletter, that I had subscribed to. After finishing my degree in Creative Writing and American Literature, I found myself in a creative slump. The only thing I wrote in the months after leaving Uni were cover letters, applications and editing the C.V for jobs I never heard back from. For someone who is miserable when they are not writing, I needed a creative outlet and a new space to write …

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Cath Drake on the Wordshuffle Café

Here’s a guest post from Cath Drake on her project Wordshuffle Café, which happened at The Albany in September.

During September I was writer in residence at the Albany café in Deptford. The Albany is a wonderful creative hub and I wanted to bring more creativity into the café area.

I’ve run many writing workshops to introduce and inspire the joy of writing and I love sharing my work. I’m also passionate about creating projects that help build a sense of community. Sense of place and community has always been …

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30th Anniversary wrap up!

All through November we’ve been celebrating Apples and Snakes’ 30th anniversary. Here’s what we’ve been up to!

We staged 30 Events in 30 Days across England: starting with a bit of a party at Free Word Centre for the people we work with – have a look at photos from the event below! Throughout November we put on artist workshops, live gigs and education events, all culminating in our big John Cooper Clarke show last weekend in partnership with The Albany, who are also celebrating their 30th! Even …

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An extract from October’s London Snakebasket

This is an extract from October’s London Snakebasket, to view the full version, click here.

Welcome to the all-new, streamlined, altogether snakier Snakebasket. Fewer words to wade through. How ironic. Isn’t wading through words what we’re all about?

So, in a nutshell, October turns to SPIN on the 6th at Tara Arts before we team up with Renaissance One for a Creative Salon at Rich Mix – that’s on the 9th. Then we’re presenting Richard Tyrone Jones’ Big Heart, a fun-to-be-at show about heart failure, on the

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