Young Writter's Club
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Why (should we) write?
I’ll ask the question straight out – have you ever written? If yes, then:
Do you remember what made you do it?
What was the feeling as you were writing?
What about afterwards?
What was the result?
Did it bring you the desired satisfaction? Or more likely the opposite?
Did you do it again?
If you’ve never written, then we have only a single question:
When a person sits down to write, he doesn’t usually ask himself why he’s doing it. If we knew why we wanted to write a poem, fairytale or story, would we do it better? Would we more easily find our own, fitting voice? We’re not totally convinced, but still we think that a little clarity on the question of motivation, goals and means for achieving them would help give better or at least more adequate results.
The basic goals of the course are:
- To clarify our relationship to literature – do you simply want to flirt a bit, to experience a fleeting attraction or are you hoping for a serious relationship? Is vanity, passion or love of writing at the basis of your desire?
- To get to know literature better as an object of your desires. The discovery of new features of it will reveal to you new and unsuspected opportunities for satisfaction, which will tie you to it even more closely. Beware – you may risk getting addicted!
- To understand how to construct your relationship to literature such that you don’t become annoying later.
- To develop your ability to get to know the world and yourself through literature. To communicate through it – with yourself and others.
- To learn not only to have fun with literature, but to work with it as well, without this seeming boring and burdensome.
They know each other in the third person.
Or introduction, clarification of course goals and the desire to study, familiarization with participants’ ambitions and inspirations.
2.1. They learn what the difference between poetry and prose is and how the two can change places. Or terminological introduction to concepts the participants will struggle with throughout the course of the program, reading texts and discovering their specific characteristics.
2.2. They know what these are: rhyme, rhythm, types of poems, poetic forms and various images in them. Or the technical details around the construction of a poem, the desire and need for it to be written, and the methods that turn it from a good idea into a complete text.
3.1. They can construct characters and recognize types of personages. He thinks up a character’s name, and she dresses him. He masters monologue, while they have a dialogue. Or learning the elements of the magical fairytale, types of characters, their actions, goals and motivations, construction of the fairytale personage.
3.2. They become familiar with various obstacles the characters have to pass through and place the characters in situations they then have to get them out of. Or the psychologicalization of characters, analysis of their actions and steps, initiative, finding similarities between global magical fairytales and the skills to work with them.
3.3. They resolve the conflicts in the fairytale world and come to recognize the symbolism in colors and details. Or a detailed, in-depth characterization of the time and space of the artistic work, typologization, meanings, themes, motives and identifications within the text.
4. PROVERBS, SAYINGS AND RIDDLES
They teach that it is hardest to write the shortest morals to stories.
Or mastery of life lessons and brief ways of transmitting them, which shows they have been understood.
They write separately, then together as well. They take part in literary plein airs about what they have seen and heard.
Or lots of exercises with the goal of writing a good text (fairytale, story or poem), artistic workshops.
6. EDITTING – THEY KNOW THERE’S A MISTAKE IN THAT WORD
Or getting rid of grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors and inaccuracies, creating a style.
publishing, printing works in various online and hardcopy media, preparation for taking part in competitions, performances and other events. Or they are now little writers with their own works. I help them. And you read them.
Who are we and why write?
The shortest poetic form, haiku. Poetry is everywhere around us – how to discover it.
3. POETRY – TECHNICAL DETAILS
Rhyme, rhythm, images, rhymed and free-verse poetry, various poetic forms.
4. PROSE – CONSTRUCTING A CHARACTER, GOAL, MOTIVATIONS, CHARACTER TYPES.
The psychology of dialogue.
5. PROSE – CONSTRUCTING CONFLICT.
Protagonist and antagonist. Antagonistic situations. Types of conflict according to the antagonist: human – nature, human – human, human – society, internal conflict. Supporting conflicts.
6. PROSE – ACTION. NARRATIVE, STRUCTURE. NARRATION. ENVIRONMENT. GENRE.
7. OBJECTS AND THEMES.
How to use it, provoke it, cultivate it.
9. COLLECTIVE WRITING (OTHERS AS AN INSPIRATION AND CORRECTIVE)
Writers’ workshops, writers’ plein airs (course participants will be led to significant places in the city where they will write about what they see).
11. SIGNING YOUR WRITING
Publishing, taking part in contests, readings and performances (course participants will be taken to a poetic duel, performances and other non-traditional literary events, they will be given guidance and prepared to take part in literary contests, and some of their works will be submitted for potential publication in various literary periodicals).
2016/17 School year
Beginning: 12 September 2016
End: 03 February 2017
Beginning: 09 February 2017
End: 31 May 2017
Groups, sessions, prices
|Group||Day||Session||First Term Fee
12.09.16 – 03.02.17
|Second Term Fee
09.02.17 – 31.05.17
|9+ years||Saturday||10.00-12.00||340 BGN||260 BGN|
* Prices for a single visit – 25 BGN/2 hours.
* Payment by installments is a possibility.
Call in advance to GSM: 0882/10 40 48 (to check for training spots availability).
Peter Chuhov is the author of 10 books of poetry, two books of prose and children’s book.
And editor of “Mas-mas csond / Different silence” (Napkut Kiado, Budapest, 2012, an anthology of Bulgarian haiku). Co-author (with Alexander Manuilov) to the play “Happy New Year” nominated for a National Annual Award for dramaturgy (Montana, 2015). His works have been translated into 17 languages and published in more than 20 countries.
- “Agatha” a crime story (2000).
- “Ivan Nikolov” for best book of poetry (2002).
- “Development” for new Bulgarian novel (2003).
- Grand Prize per SMS poetry (2004).
- “Slaveykova reward” (2005 – first 2013 – third, 2016- first).
- “Golden chain” (2007).
- Grand Prix Museum “Basho” in Japan (2007).
- Awards from the International Haiku Contest in Moscow (2012).
- Grand Prize contest for love poetry “Magic Love” (2013).
- Second prize at the poetry competition “At the foot of Vitosha Mountain” (2014).
- Nomination for the award for new Bulgarian poetry “Nikolay Kanchev” (2015) and others.
Writing music and lyrics, playing in many rock groups ( “Subdibula” “Immediately,” “Stanley”, “Gologan”, Par Avion Band and the group of poetry and alternative rock “latex” with which presents his verses. Member of the Bulgarian PEN Centre, the Association of Bulgarian Writers, Haiku Club “Sofia”, Haiku Society of America, World Haiku Association and Musicautor.
Anna Lazarova graduated bachelor’s degree in “Bulgarian philology” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
She has published both in her hometown and in many metropolitan newspapers.
- Grand Prix of the National Student Literary Competition “Boyan Penev”, Shumen, 2015, the result of which is her debut collection of poems “At home we all have dinner separately”, published in 2016 and received the accompanying prize competition for debut literature “Southern Spring”.
- Second prize of XXXII National Youth Poetry Contest “Vesselin Hanchev” (Stara Zagora – 2015).
- First National Literary Award “George Chernyakov” for 2015 in the “Poetry”.
- National Award “on sun time” for 2015.
- Award Foundation “Blaga Dimitrova” for contribution to the development of Bulgarian literature and culture for 2016.
- Award for Young Artist of the Tenth National Poetry Competition “Binyo Ivanov” 2016.
Teachers are available for feedback to the parents after every lesson.
|07.10.2017||Beginning of the school year|
|04.11.2017||“Talent loves every child” contest|
|04.2018||Academic practice at Chavdar village|
Young Writter’s Club
Sofia, Ovcha kupel,
12 Varbitsa str.,
Private theater “Theatro”
19A Barzaritsa str.
tel: 0882 104 048