Writing for Development
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Bringing creativity and discipline to thinking and writing
Facilitators: Doug Reeler and Marianne Brittijn
• Johannesburg 25-29 July 2016
Writing well demands that we move between the freedom of creative expression and the discipline of structure. Yet we often get stuck somewhere on the continuum and demand of ourselves a perfect product delivered within the limited time we have available for writing our reports, case studies and concept notes. Our self-doubt undermines us, the time evaporates and we rush to the finish line barely making the deadline with doubts about the end result and a promise to do it differently next time. If this is familiar, come and join us and be exposed to a better way.
Whether your work requires you to write proposals, reports, concept notes or case studies this course is for you. The course will meet you where you are – although some previous writing experience is helpful. The course will build your skills and confidence to write documents that are succinct and concise yet engage the reader’s intellect, imagination, heart and will. Beyond learning to write it will also encourage you to write to explore, enquire and learn.
This course will:
The course is practical and provides ample opportunity to experiment and practice new approaches and skills using several creative and participative exercises. The frameworks we work with are particularly important for developing a disciplined approach to observation, reflection, learning and writing. The course will produce immediate and practical results, as participants will work on writing from their own practice.
Dates and Application
• Johannesburg 25-29 July
The course fees cover the workshop tuition, learning materials, lunches and teas. Travel, all other meals and accommodation are the responsibility of the participants.
Venue and accommodation
The courses are held in or near to inexpensive accommodation. Participants will have to book and pay for this themselves. Please email us if you would like contact information.
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