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Northern Writers Studio: Creativity in Times of Crisis workshop


Creativity in Times of Crisis with Amy Lord

Have you ever struggled to find the time or the energy to write? Do you need help to rediscover your creativity?

Join award-winning novelist Amy Lord for this two-hour interactive workshop that will explore new ways to find three of the things writers need most: inspiration, motivation and routine. During the session, you’ll have the chance to engage with fun exercises designed to get you thinking about your writing process and barriers, as well as tips and tricks for building routine and finding creative inspiration. Amy will also share some prompts and processes that you can use to build a regular writing practice.

About the author

Amy Lord is a writer, blogger and arts marketer from Middlesbrough. Her debut novel, The Disappeared, was published by Unbound in 2019. It won a Northern Writers’ Award, was longlisted in the inaugural Bath Novel Award and Not the Booker Prize.

Amy is currently working on a new novel. She also writes short stories and flash fiction and has had work published by Reflex Fiction, The London Reader and Palm-Sized Press. She writes about books, writing, travel and life in the North East at literary lifestyle blog Ten Penny Dreams and mentors emerging northern writers.


The workshop will take place on Zoom and the link will be emailed 24 hours before the event.

Our workshops are open to all. If you have any questions before booking, please contact Sarah at

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