Thu, 24 Feb|
Queerscape Writers Lab | £8/£4
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
24 Feb 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
About this Session
In this session, facilitated by Steve and Sam we will:
Discuss Chapter 1 of in a Queer Time and Place by Halberstom - link to a google doc will be provided.
Undertake a Prompted Writing session - on a theme from psychogeography Look at our Reading Resource List and Links to Our Writing list - link to a google doc will be provided.
Discuss potential themes for the next session.
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 got two novellas on a back burner but is currently in the final design stages of co-producing a short book entitled '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
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