Some years back now, Ellen de Vries and I started Not for the Faint-Hearted. It was intended as a one-off experimental writing workshop but was so much fun that it became a monthly event. It’s been on hiatus for a while but I brought it back last night for another session at the Skiff. We had 14 people, a mix of old faces and new, and it was as much fun as ever.
The aim of NFTFH is that we show the group a picture and they have three minutes to write a response – a story, poem or some dialogue. Then everyone has to read out something of what they’ve written. And you’re not allowed to apologise. What I like most is how funny and entertaining the pieces are – whether or not the people doing them consider themselves writers or not.
Next month’s event is on March 9th and tickets are now available. The pictures this month were:
- Airport Motel, 1956
- The TukTuk and the street food clients
- Time for supper everyone
- Waiter smoking, Paris
- Kansas Farmhouse
- A 1919 Sunday Supper
- Voie ferree de cave
- The Secret History