All Included with Your Show Ticket

All free, just turn up and join in! We expect some of our workshops and sessions to be super popular so it’s first come, first served. We will be adding to the workshops regularly so come back to see what’s happening!

You Can See Our 2023 Lineup Below!

Workshops

Practical sessions where you can get hands-on!

Women in Moto 23

Debbie Bee Warrior Poet

Writing Workshops (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th)

Write about your experiences as a biker, or pillion. It doesn’t matter if:

You ride a 125cc or over a 1000cc bike, we all have motorbike experience. You’ve not written for decades to wrote something yesterday. You are welcome to join Debbie AKA The Bee Warrior Poet writing workshops.

If you have work that fits the content and you’d like to bring along – any genre of work, blog, prose, poetry, short stories, you are more than welcome to. If you don’t have work, bring ideas with you.

Workshops are 45 minutes long – bring paper and pens.

1st Workshop: Writing Using Your Senses (Saturday 17th)

When riding we use them all in one way or another, so let’s add them to our writing. All about the sights, sounds, tastes, touch, & smells of the ride.

2nd Workshop: Looking Through Your Childs Eye (Sunday 18th)

Seeing the world around you on the bike for the first time. As bikers we view the world, and our journeys, differently to other road users. We will put this view into our writing for this workshop.”

Sit Down Sessions

Less hands-on than a workshop, but no less informative!

Women in Moto 23

Cat Weatherill

Cat’s Confidence Cafes (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th)

Cat’s Confidence Cafes are making a joyous return to WiM this year. Hosted by Cat Weatherill, author of Motorcycle Confidence For Women, they are a perfect place to relax and learn in the company of others.

This year Cat will specifically be looking at the importance of language. We all have a voice inside our head and it has enormous power. What story does your voice tell about you? Is a story that emboldens and reassures you or does it routinely erode your confidence? Do you tell people you are only a backpack? Your bike is just a 125? You are a slow rider?

What we say matters. The Cafe will look at:

• How to make sure your story works for you

• What to say when faced with misogynistic comments

• How to explain yourself better to partners

• How to throw off limiting language and own your achievements

Bring a notebook – you will want to jot some of these lines down!

Cat is an author, storyteller and international educator. She is passionate about helping women find the confidence to ride and totally believes you don’t need a big bike to have big adventures.

catweatherill.co.uk