Creative Writing Walks

Where and When?

Walking Calendar:

1.Saturday June 1st: Writing Walk 4, Park Abbey and surroundings!

Departure: 2pm at De Wikke Organic Shop, Abdij van Park 5

Arrival at De Wikke between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

2.Saturday June 15th: Writing Walk 5, Kessel-lo and Leuven!

Departure: 2pm at Food Hub, Locomotievenpad 1, Leuven

Arrival at Food Hub between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

Practical Information:

-Price: 20€

-Enrollments: via tschrijfkaffee@yahoo.com

-Bring with you: favorite pen, paper, writing pad, optional raincoat/umbrella

-Unfortunately, it’s impossible to order rain-free weather. The Writing Walk is on, no matter what kind of weather we're experiencing on that day!

Would you rather practice writing in Dutch?

Check out the Calendar for the Dutch Writing Walks! The walks and the exercises are the same, but in Dutch.

An event organized by the Creative Writer’s Café …

Creative Writing Walks: Leuven and surroundings…

What’s a Writing Walk?

During a Writing Walk, you will get to know the city in a different way: using all your senses, and paying attention to details and hidden corners you have perhaps never noticed before.

If you are new in Leuven, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know both the city and other people who love to write!

We will walk through Leuven (and/or surrounding areas). Once every while, we will stop at special places, in order to dwell on stories from the past or the present that linger there… I give you inspiring writing exercises that invite you to use all your senses and your imagination!

Each writing exercise can function as a prompt for a short story that you finish at home. For those of you looking for an extra writing challenge: you can also try to incorporate each separate exercise in a larger story at home.

The writing exercises en route are brief, so that we can remain focused, and so that we can – if you want to – read our texts out loud, and listen to each other’s words.

A Writing Walk takes up to two, sometimes three hours, depending on how many people join in. Because we want to keep things cozy, we limit the amount of participants to a maximum of ten per walk.

Sign up at: tschrijfkaffee@yahoo.com

Who and for Whom?

For whom:

The Writing Walks are intended for anyone who loves walking and writing. Whether you are an experienced author or new at writing, whether you are young or old, … you’re most welcome! Maximum number of participants is ten people: enroll via tschrijfkaffee@yahoo.com

Who:

My name is Karolien and I am addicted to writing. I studied English literature, traveled a lot, worked at a bookshop, wrote and published a historical novel, and now I organize informal creative writing workshops at the Creative Writer’s Café.

Want to keep informed?

-Sign up for the newsletter at tschrijfkaffee@yahoo.com

-Check out this page for future Creative Writing Walks and Cafés in English.

-Follow the Creative Writer’s Café on Facebook for news of future Creative Writing Events.

Booking a Creative Writing Walk:

-Would you like to book a Writing Walk for your friends or colleagues? Or as a fun teambuilding activity for your company or club?

Mail me at tschrijfkaffee@yahoo.com

Calendar Future Writing Walks:

1.Saturday April 20th: Writing Walk 1, Naamse straat and surroundings, departure 2pm Leuven Town, Grote Markt 9, arrival at Town Hall between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

2.Saturday May 5th: Writing Walk 2, Canal and Small Beguinage, departure 2pm Leuven Town, Grote Markt 9, arrival at Town Hall between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

3.Saturday May 18th: Writing Walk 3, Great Beguinage and surroundings, departure 2pm Leuven Town, Grote Markt 9, arrival at Town Hall between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

4.Saturday June 6th: Writing Walk 4, Park Abbey and surroundings, departure 2pm De Wikke Organic Shop, Abdij van Park 5, arrival at De Wikke between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).

5.Saturday June 15th: Writing Walk 5, Kessel-lo and Leuven, departure 2pm at Food Hub, Locomotievenpad 1, Leuven, arrival at Food Hub between 4-5pm, depending on how many people participate (maximum ten).