Weekly creative writing sessions upstairs at The Grayston Unity,
Horton Street, Halifax.
Bring a notebook and a pen, grab a drink at the bar, head up to the snug and let local writer, Gaia Holmes, help to spark your creativity.
In these informal, inspirational sessions we will look the work of contemporary writers, draw on the real and the imagined, respond to a series of writing prompts and create our own original material.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a seasoned writer. The workshop welcomes writers of all abilities and is the perfect place for you to exercise your creative muscles, be inspired and put pen to paper whilst sipping the beverage
of your choice in this gorgeous venue.
When: Every Wednesday 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where: Upstairs in ‘Tiny Grayston’, The Grayston Unity, Horton Street, Halifax
How Much: £7.00 (£5 concessions).
What to bring: A pen and something to write on
For more details: Contact Gaia Holmes on (01422) 369575 or email :
Local writer, Gaia Holmes, was born in Halifax. Though she has left the townseveral times she has always been drawn back to the place by the soft, green hooks of its hills and valleys.
She has been a gallery attendant, a cleaner, a lecturer, a lollypop lady and a busker and has lived in churches, caves, deserted beach houses, tall terraces and caravans. Now she is a creative writing tutor and pet/house sitter and lives in Halifax in a tiny flat above the tree line on the top floor of a ramshackle
Georgian mansion that Dorothy and William Wordsworth used to visit.
Gaia Holmes is the author of 3 poetry collections, Dr James Graham’s Celestial Bed, Lifting The Piano With One Hand and Where The Road Runs out (Comma Press).Her debut collection of short stories, He Used To Do Dangerous Things, is due out in February 2024.
In 2023 she won an Arts Futures Forward award for ‘Place Writing’.