Workshops & Events Archive

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in the Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain.

The Writers Centre is committed to providing a safe workshop space, with emphasis on respectful dialogue and productive, collaborative learning.

Day 1
13 Oct 2018

Non Fiction Workshop (Part 1)

Debbie Jacob will guide you in an introductory session that centres on the uniqueness of non-fiction, with specific examples, a top ten ‘must read’ book list, and writing exercises to get your writing flowing!
Debbie Jacob
Day 2
20 Oct 2018

Non Fiction Workshop (Part 2)

Tracy Assing will talk you through the complex and fascinating world of oral histories, complete with insights into the art of the interview.
Tracy Assing
Day 3
27 Oct 2018

Non Fiction Workshop (Part 3)

In the final session, Judy Raymond will prepare you to approach biography writing, detailing the differences in biographies of the dead and the living, with a focus on the importance of telling our stories.
Judy Raymond
Day 4
10 Nov 2018

Calypso as Craft: A Calypso Writing & Analysis Workshop

Calypso Stories - in collaboration with TUCO in commemoration of Calypso History Month.
Day 5
11 Nov 2018

Poetry Masterclass Workshop (Part 1)

Poetry as Ferocity: Writing your Truth with Radical Honesty. A Masterclass with Shivanee Ramlochan.
Shivanee Ramlochan
Day 6
18 Nov 2018

Poetry Masterclass Workshop (Part 2)

Poetry as Ferocity: Writing your Truth with Radical Honesty. A Masterclass with Shivanee Ramlochan.
Shivanee Ramlochan
Day 7
07 Feb 2019

In conversation with Deneka Thomas

Spoken word poet and teaching artist Deneka Thomas in conversation with Kyle Hernandez. 
Deneka Thomas
Kyle Hernandez
Day 8
09 Feb 2019

More Than Robber Talk – A masterclass with Damian Whiskey

A one-day intensive workshop to cover four key areas of developing the traditional mas character "The Midnight Robber": history, writing, costuming & performance.
Damian Whiskey
Day 9
12 Oct 2019

Writing An Award-Winning Short Story

Two-part workshop across Saturday 12th and 19th October. The sessions begin at 10:00am and registration begins at 9:30am.
Kevin Jared Hosein
Day 10
09 Nov 2019

Getting Started: Creative Writing for Beginners Workshop

Two-part workshop across Saturday 9th and 16th November 2019. Join Muli Amaye, author and coordinator of UWI's Creative Writing MFA programme, for an interactive workshop on the fundamentals of plot, character, voice and subject. Come learn step-by-step ways of turning experience and inspiration into prose, through 8 contact hours of teaching, writing and review at the Writers Centre.
Muli Amaye
Day 11
30 Nov 2019

Not Another Christmas Market

Join us on the cusp of December at The Writers Centre, for Not Another Christmas Market!, a Christmas market with a difference! On Saturday, November 30th, 2019, 10 am –...
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