Kickstart Your Creativity

Location: London
Address: SoA Offices, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB
Event time: 11:00-16:00
CWIG event with Lucy Coats and Jenny Alexander

Event details

Set aside your everyday practical mind and boost your creative, intuitive side.

This day of workshops with Lucy Coats and Jenny Alexander will include creative imaging and collage, a dream vision quest and techniques for facing your deepest writing fears.

Book early as the workshops will be limited to 15. This event is exclusively for SoA members.



11am-1pm: Manage your creative fears and listen to your inner self

Lucy Coats will show you how to face and conquer your greatest writing fears, and also how to rediscover and nurture the creative inner spark via a magical journey of the imagination.

1-2pm: Lunch break (bring along your own lunch or head out and explore the local restaurants.)
2-4pm: Creative block busting

The joy of using creative techniques to beat writer’s block is that they don’t feel like hard work; they’re enjoyable, instant and effective.

Jenny Alexander will walk you through two such techniques: collage-making and creative image-work. These harness the power of your unconscious mind to get your writing flowing again.


Lucy Coats has studied shamanic methods since the early 1990s and has run her 'dream visioning' workshop for several years. She also teaches creativity-boosting workshops for Golden Egg. She is an expert in myths and legends, and has written 40 books for children.

Jenny Alexander is the author of many fiction and non-fiction books for children, and three for adults including When a Writer Isn’t Writing: How to Beat Your Blocks, Be Published and Find Your Flow and Writing in the House of Dreams. She also leads a series of very successful dream and writing workshops and courses.


Online ticket: £40

Offline ticket: £44 

Can't make this date? This event is also being run as part of our Authors Everywhere programme on Sunday 5 November at the Manchester Art Gallery. Details to be announced soon.

To book offline please call 020 7373 6642 to make a card payment, or send a cheque made payable to 'The Society of Authors', with event code 603.

For any questions please contact Poppy Rosenberg