The Writers' Centre is an events based literary arts initiative offering readings, courses, salons, events and Creative Writing Holidays. Now expanded into a website offering online Creative Writing courses and more: http://www.freewriterscentre.org
It is run by Linda Cleary who is a poet - writer – performer, originally from UK with a theatre background and Diploma in LAMDA Speech and Drama, a Diploma in Recreational Studies from Manchester Metropolitan (specialisation Creative Writing) and a HND in Theatre Studies.
She has been delivering workshops in Creative Writing, Theatre and related Arts, to a wide demographic of age and ability and in many varied settings, since 1991; working in UK, Holland, Czech Republic, Australia and Egypt – latterly providing courses at Diwan Bookstores, Egypt http://www.diwanegypt.com/ As well as online courses, weekly live classes, workshops and masterclasses, she offers Creative Writing Retreats in inspiring locations across the world. Linda has initiated and is responsible for many literary events including open mics and writers' salons and she set up and runs the website, the Free Writers Centre, offering online Creative Writing courses and more: http://www.freewriterscentre.org and also this blog The Writers' Centre: www.writerscentre.blogspot.com
Her own creative platforms are www.lindaclearypoetry.blogspot.com which houses her written work and her audio work of spoken word and music fusions can be found at http://www.soundcloud.com/lindacleary She has produced several poetry films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ZDQapSSAg&list=PLC1E8ACDD79A0BC9E many which have been in international poetry festivals over the years, including the Berlin Zebra Poetry Film Festival. Last but not least she has also created installations using text/audio and image exhibited in several prominent galleries.
* For the present time the Centre is without a venue and is event based only, please look at the blog and Facebook page for details of upcoming events. When we find a new home again then we will be a space for writers to hang out, write, use and contribute to the private library, network and share with an ongoing menu of events, readings, workshops, courses, salons and surgeries. Also offering writing days out in places of inspiration and interest and residential writing holidays.