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Explore the wellbeing benefits of journalism and article writing in this bite-sized interactive workshop

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ARTICLE WRITING - What makes a good article?

Finding what you want to write an article about? Exploring informative writing styles that are entertaining too. Learning how to work to guidelines, word counts and deadlines. What is your angle? We will have a chance to write a short article individually and as a group.

After completing this workshop you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different article styles within lifestyle, information heavy subjects, political commentary, travel, personal interest and review based article writing
  • Develop your critical writing abilities by reading articles on a regular basis across a range of genres
  • Turn your passions into an article
  • Know where and how to find inspiration for your articles
  • Understand how to structure an article, the use of formal and informal tone and the balance between information and entertainment.
  • Summarise different research techniques including interview, questionnaire and recordings.
  • Understand how to write an article to a brief, word count and style guidelines
  • Gain confidence in your own article writing
  • Explore different options for sharing your articles online and offline in blog, vlog or traditional formats

    About the workshop series

    Our ESF Get Creative! Cultivate Programme workshops are open to everybody - no dress code, no qualifications. We strongly believe everybody is creative, everybody ‘writes’. Writing is what you think, say, see, touch, feel and do - you just need to choose how to express it. These workshops will be fun, engaging and accessible - valuing everyday creativity.

    The focus will be on exploring ways to express yourself and find your voice, where your creativity is also part of your wellbeing. There will be opportunities to explore poetry, journaling, haiku, scriptwriting, blogging/vlogging, oral and written storytelling, novel writing and biography.

    About the Tutor

    The workshops will be run by Amanda White Writer (Poet, Childrens, Fiction and Travel) and Creative Practitioner with experience in education, healthcare, community and corporate settings and founder of THE DAILY HAIKU, with 5200+ members worldwide, supported by Paper Nations UK and writing for The Great Margin.

    Taking part in these workshops, you will have further opportunities for support, feedback and creativity by being part of our Get Creative Community in our Facebook Group where we will also share resources, events and links to other organisations.

    For programme related queries please contact amanda@cornwallfilmfestival.com

    For technical issues, access information or any other query please contact info@cornwallfilmfestival.com

    Entry requirements -

    There are no formal entry requirements.

    Upon completion of each workshop you will receive a statement of participation.


    Cornish residents, who have not attended previously, are entitled to ONE free workshop, and are subsidised by the European Social Fund, subject to completing a participant form and providing ID. Please use the ESF supported Cornish Resident ticket link to claim your free workshop.

    For those outside of Cornwall, the first workshop cost is £25 for adult wage earners | £15 for those unwaged or with limited means.

    Extra Workshops

    If you loved this workshop, book another!

    For Cornish residents this is subsidised by the European Social Fund and subsequent workshops cost £10 (Please use the Cornish resident/low income second session link)

    For those outside of Cornwall, subsequent workshops will cost only £20 for adult wage earners |£10 for those unwaged or with limited means.


    What other workshops will be offered on the Cultivate Programme?

    Workshops will be held on:

    • DIARIES/JOURNALING - Saturday 8th May 10 - 2pm
    • HAIKU Saturday 29th May 10 - 2pm
    • NOVEL WRITING Saturday 12th June 2020 10 - 2 pm
    • JOURNALISM - ARTICLE WRITING Saturday 26th June 2020 10 - 2 pm
    • POETRY Saturday 10th July 10 - 2pm

    How many places are in each workshop?

    Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

    Why do I need to do a participant form and ID check?

    This applies to CORNISH RESIDENTS who are attending for the first time ONLY. The Cultivate Programme is supported by the European Social Fund and as such we are required to provide proof of those attending these sessions. Once your ticket is booked we will be in touch via email with further details, and a digital sign up form you can fill in and sign online.

    Participants from outside of Cornwall will not be required to complete an ESF (European Social Fund) form and ID check.

    How do these workshops take place?

    These workshops are delivered digitally via Zoom. A free to use app/site run by Zoom

    Participants will be sent information and guidance on using Zoom after sign up, via email.

    Do I have to be in Cornwall to take part?

    No, you are welcome to attend wherever you are in the world.

    Please note, subsidised training is available to CORNISH RESIDENTS only.

    Is there a minimum age to take part?

    These workshops are open to those over 18. If you are under 18 and would like to take part please contact the programme tutor via email: amanda@cornwallfilmfestival.com

    Who are Cornwall Film Festival?

    Cornwall Film Festival (CFF) are an independent media charity based in Cornwall. CFF runs an annual Film Festival and short film competition as well as events throughout the year. Including film screenings, networking events and educational work. Find out more about CFF here.

    I have a question, who can I talk to?

    If you have any questions about this workshop, the Cultivate Programme, or any worries about attending, please contact the tutor Amanda via: amanda@cornwallfilmfestival.com

    If you have a technical question or access issues please contact the office at info@cornwallfilmfestival.com

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