Tue, 13 Feb|
Writing from the Body : Non-Fiction | £15 (Series Ticket £10)
What is a writer to do with the feelings and memories which drive them to write? We will take the body as raw material for writing. Activities offer the opportunity to write non-fiction which enacts craft upon embodied experiences. For writers at all levels.
Time & Location
13 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
About the Workshop
In the session, you will:
- Examine what writing ‘from the body’ means for you in your individual practice
- Participate in activities which explore how writing is an embodied activity
- Encounter readings which show how awareness of your body, or the relations between bodies, can have a material effect on your writing
- Undertake practical writing activities which offer different ways of rendering in language the body’s intangible realities
After the session, you will have:
- An ability to articulate succinctly what role the body plays in your writing practice
- Relationships with other attendees who you will have worked closely with in group discussions
- Awareness of how you can write into the contemporary publishing landscape of memoirs
- Pieces of writing created in the course, designed to provide the spark for longer writing projects afterwards, or to provide a re-invigorated approach to projects you are working on already
Darryl is aware that some writers will want to take both the Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops together or as stand alone and he has planned these workshops accordingly.
YOU CAN GET A PLACE ON THEIS WORKSHOP FOR £10 IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED A PLACE ON THE WRITING FROM THE BODY - FICTION WORKSHOP WHICH TAKES PLACE A WEEK BEFORE. IF YOU HAVE THIS TICKET THEN SELECT SERIES TICKET AT CHECKOUT.
Who is the workshop for?
For writers at all levels including beginners.
Beginners, emerging writers, prose writers (fiction and non-fiction); also relevant for poets and other writers with interest in growing their engagement with prose
About Darryl Peers
Darryl Peers is a writer from Aberdeenshire. He is an AHRC-funded Creative Writing PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer at Manchester Writing School. He is writing his first novel and a memoir. He is the co-editor of a special issue of Scottish Literary Review on queer form forthcoming in 2024. His fiction has appeared in American Literary Review, The Suburban Review, and other publications.
This ticket covers all zoom workshops and access to the Slack platform. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email email@example.com.£15.00
You can only purchase this reduced price ticket if you have already purchased the Writing from the Body FICTION ticket beforehand.£10.00+£0.25 service fee