Talking Animals – A Writers Workshop with Georgina Aboud (online)Event Website
Join us online on 27 April at 7PM for a writing workshop with Georgina Aboud on animals in fiction. From pets usurping zoom meetings, to wild animals reclaiming usually busy streets, to the thousands of cute creature videos and memes shared, lockdown gave us a deeper appreciation of our furry, feathered or finned friends, both in relation to us and in their own right. While non-fiction, and science writing in particular, often show the complexity of animal minds, fiction rarely offers the same exploration, despite being an ideal vehicle for examining a creature’s unique perspective and position in the world.
In increasingly complex and challenging times, what can an animal narrator, wild or domestic, tell and teach us about the world and ourselves?
Georgina is of Lebanese and Anglo-Irish heritage. She lives in Brighton, where she works as a freelance writer. Much of her working life has been spent in international development, focusing on gender, climate change and food security. She has also worked as a carer, a TV, and film extra and a dog sitter. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of poems. Georgina is a winner of the Moth Short Story Award and has also won awards with Word Factory, New Writing South and Spotlight Books and Creative Future.
The workshop will take place on Zoom.
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Supported by Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Project Grant.
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