Thu, 27 Jan|
Queerscape Writers Lab | Pilot
Join Steve Benson and Sam Jenks in an experimental 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
27 Jan 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
About this Pilot Session
We're looking for collaborations. In this session, facilitated by Steve and Sam we will aim to:
- meet eachother, talk about the writing we currently do and what drew us to this session
- explore what queer psychogeography is or might be
- discuss what aims we might have for the Lab
- look at an intial suggested reading list
- decide what we do next and when
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.'
Full Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
70% of the ticket price for this session will go towards our Writers' Bursary Fund.
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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