Thu, 28 Apr|
Queerscape Writers Lab 4 | £6/£2
Join Steve Benson and Sam Jenks in our regular writers' lab exploring and producing queer psychogeographical writing. Ideal if you're already thinking of your writing in this way, or, interested in the possibilities for your writing. Not suitable for beginner writers.
Time & Location
28 Apr 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
About the Event
You don't need to have attended previous sessions to join us. If you are new, then we will send you access to our shared drive where you will see our emerging queer psychogeography 'reading list' and other documents associated with the lab.
About this Session
In this session, facilitated by Steve and Sam we will:
- A prompted writing session to begin to build definition/s of queer psychogeography. (Up to one hour in total)
- Start to develop the concept of the Lab producing a one off publication.
- Discuss the WIP area in our shared drive.
- Decide on a queer psychogegraphy text to read and discuss in two months time.
About the Lab Series
Sam and Steve re-encountered eachother in Out on the Page and have been meeting and talking psychogeograhy for a couple of years now. This idea has come from there. Sam says,
'I imagine us meeting once a month, developing our knowledge and understanding of this niche area of writing; perhaps doing some group reading (like a bookclub), bringing any WIP writing to the Lab for discussion, developing collaborations, just seeing where it takes us.'
About Steve Benson and Sam Jenks
Steve Benson, gay man, he/him; psychogeography , lgbtstudies/Queer Theory, desuetudinousness; using hybrid genres and weave of text and image. He runs three LGBT+ groups across Merseyside and his work can be found in anthologies like Made Up: An anthology of New LGBTQ+ writing from Liverpool and Merseyside; also the Out on the Page chapbook Queer Writing for a Brave New World.
You can read his blog at towardsutopia.wordpress.com
Sam Jenks is the writing name of Paul Bradley, the Artistic Director of Out on the Page. Sam (he/him) is a gay writer concerned with queering psychogeography, landscapes, and, strangers in strange places. Fiction-auto-fiction-non-fiction-mash-up. He's recently published a short artbook/prose poem 'Robinson in Chronostasis - a surreal psychogeographical non-romance.'
Links to his other published writing can be found at https://samjenkswriter.carrd.co
Naked City psychogeographical 'map' by Guy Debord
Buy this ticket if you've not attended Queerscapes before.£6.00
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