03/05 Workshop series: Creative skills

03 mei 2017 | 20:00 - 22:00
plaats: at Campus
door Communication

The TU Delft isn’t known for its cultural contributions. But engineers are still creative people, and their hobbies are no different from those of their peers. And even here, at the TU Delft, are budding writers and poets, bloggers, vloggers, cartoonists, photographers, artists and so on. This is why Studium Generale (SG) and S&C are hosting a series of 5 workshops to explore and fine-tune your creative skills.

Are you curious about what you can create? Have you dabbled in the past, and want to open your work up for feedback? Maybe you even want to get published or simply be read or be seen by a wider audience. This is your chance to take those steps. Want to join (one of) the workshops? Simply sign up for the workshop(s) of your choosing by sending an email to sg@remove-this.tudelft.nl.

Workshop: Writing 101
3 May 2017, 20:00 – 22:00, at the TU Delft Library, Blue room

Jolien Strous – Centre for languages and academic skills at TPM

Have you always wanted to write? Not for academic assignments, but for yourself?
Thousands of years after its invention, written text is still a fundamental technology for humans. And in the 21st century it is easier than ever to write your own thing, and then to share it online, get readership and quality feedback, publishing deals, talk-show interviews, big $$, etc. It’s what every writer dreams about.

Workshop: Creative Writing
10 May 2017, 20:00 - 22:00, at the TU Delft Library, The Hive

Molly Quell – Delta editor and journalist

Have you always wanted to be able to write like your favorite authors and novelists? Creative writing is an art form that takes practice to get right. And sharing it with your peers can be an intimidating step to take without any professional guidance.
For all the budding novelists, short story writers, sci fi nerds and so on in Delft, we’re hosting an interactive workshop with Delta editor and journalist Molly Quell, who also heads a creative writing group in the city. She will lead the participants through several rounds of creative exercises, followed by mutual feedback between the different writers.

Workshop: Comics & Illustrations
18 May 2017, 20:00 - 22:00, at the TU Delft Library, Einstein room 

Stephan Timmers – TU delft alumnus turned professional illustrator

Whether you’re interested in derp style webcomics, grandiose illustrations, satirical comics, or any other form of visual representation, this workshop will introduce you to basic elements of composition, styles, and tools, as well as the general creative process involved with making comics and illustrations.

Workshop: Writer’s Block
1 June 2017, 20:00 - 22:00, at Unit Culture, Ceramics studio

Robbert van Lanschot – former diplomat, journalist & writer

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” (Charles Bukowski)

Many writers struggle with being afraid, with putting their ideas and with it themselves out there for everyone to see and critique. Fear is a major reason some writers never actually become writers. Or maybe you want everything to be ‘just right’ before you ever put pen to paper or touch a keyboard. You try to get it perfect in your head and never do, so you never begin. No matter what the cause is that prevents you from continuing or even starting to write, writer’s block can be overcome.

Workshop: Journalistic Writing
15 June 2017, 20:00 - 22:00, at Unit Culture, Ceramics Studio

Jelle de Boer – journalist, editor and professor at The Hague university for applied sciences

Always wondered why reading about the news or current topics can be so much more engaging than simply watching a news item on YouTube, TV or your favorite website? Journalistic writing might seem easier than most other styles of writing. But to be able to put your own emotions aside and cover a story in such a way that your reader feels compelled to have an opinion on the matter, is more complicated than it looks. Stating the facts is just the smallest part of the job. Gathering information from numerous sources, talking to people with divergent opinions and experiences and pouring it all into not just a comprehensible but captivating story, truly is a work of art.

3, 10 & 18 May, 1 & 15 June | 20:00 - 22:00 | at Campus | €0,- [In co-op with Studium Generale]







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