Throughout Feb and March 2021, I ran a 7 week creative writing course called "The Scriptorium" with a great bunch of people. We explored, wrote about, and considered many themes : secrets and lies, weddings and funerals, myths and monsters, war and peace, eccentrics and misfits, wild and tame. Our last session was inspired by the literary Salons of the 16th and 17th centuries. Each member of The Scriptorium received a box of curious items and ephemera, a "wunderkammer-through-the-post", and we wrote inspired by the objects contained within. We created daft aristocratic names and each wore golden crowns. Right at the end, we co-created a poem called "Recipe for A Story" for a bit of fun. This is it- hope you enjoy.
Many thanks to Debra McGee and Revelation Ashford who made The Scriptorium possible.
If you would be interested in future creative writing courses, please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org
AKA Lady Indigo Jerningham-Mitzi