Emily Midorikawa (left) and co-author Emma Claire Sweeney.

Author returns for writing workshop

An author who used to teach creative-writing classes in Spalding will be returning to South Holland later this month to hold a one-off writing workshop on the theme of friendship.
Emily Midorikawa – who used to teach locally with the Lifelong Learning Service under the name Emily Crump – is one of the joint authors of A Secret Sisterhood.
It is a new book to be published by Aurum Press next year which tells the real-life stories of the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
Emily and her co-author Emma Claire Sweeney also run SomethingRhymed.com – a website that celebrates
female literary friendship.
They are hosting these one-off workshops, which are open to men and women, to allow participants to explore different ways of writing about friendship and also to give them a chance to make new writing friends.
With practical exercises that can be tackled at different levels, the session will be open to both experienced and novice writers.
The workshop – which has been funded by Arts Council England – is at the South Holland Centre on Saturday, October 15, from 2-5pm.
If you can’t make the Spalding workshop, Emily and Emma will be running the same session on Sunday, October 16, at Fydell House in Boston from 2-5pm.
Places are free but limited and need to be reserved in advance by emailing somethingrhymed@gmail.com, indicating whether you want to attend the Spalding or Boston workshop.

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