Open to anyone with an interest in poetry (or writing), these sessions offer opportunity to learn from and reflect on the teachings of contemporary writers about aspects of craft.
SO:Write will strip the process of writing back to the empty page, the blank screen, the unoccupied stage in a black-box theatre setting and consider the impact of words upon space and time, from authorial intention to reader/audience response.
Each session will focus on an aspect of form or technique to enhance awareness and appreciation of words in action. What does the ’empty’ space represent? Why did the writer make these particular decisions? How might we interpret the writer’s actions? What can we learn from other writers and how can we apply what we learn to our work?
Each session will involve elements of reading, discussion and practical exercises. You don’t have to be a great writer to take part. If you’re new to writing, it’s an opportunity to learn and be inspired in the company of other writers. If you’re an experienced writer, it’s a chance to engage or re-engage at a critical level with your practice.
If you can afford it, it’s £7.50. If you can’t afford £7.50, it’s £5. If you genuinely can’t afford a fiver, drop Matt a line at firstname.lastname@example.org who will figure something out.
There’s a limited number of places available due to venue layout. Advance booking is essential. You can make direct payment by Paypal to email@example.com.
£35 for the 6 sessions if paid in advance.
The money raised from these sessions goes towards making good things happen in literature development in the city through the SO:Write project. Supported by Arts Council England and in partnership with Mayflower Theatre, John Hansard Gallery, Apples and Snakes, University of Southampton, NST, Southampton Libraries, Southampton Festivals and Southampton Cultural Development Trust, this project works with writers from primary years through to those living with dementia, raising the profile of writers and writing in the south.