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*IN-PERSON* Writers' Workshop: Nick Gadd - Psychogeography

Presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

2021-05-08 10:30:00 2021-05-08 15:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Writers' Workshop: Nick Gadd - Psychogeography This is a walk and talk workshop, incorporating a walk around the Geelong City Centre to explore aspects of writing urban environments. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Saturday, May 08
10:30am - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-08 10:30:00 2021-05-08 15:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Writers' Workshop: Nick Gadd - Psychogeography This is a walk and talk workshop, incorporating a walk around the Geelong City Centre to explore aspects of writing urban environments. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

This is a walk and talk workshop, incorporating a walk around the Geelong City Centre to explore aspects of writing urban environments.

This half-day workshop will encourage and assist writers at all levels to:

•    view familiar neighbourhoods with fresh eyes

•    find wonder and strangeness in the everyday

•    use ordinary places as the starting point for writing

•    uncover the stories behind particular places

•    bring scenes and settings to life in your novel, poem, memoir or essay

“A walk is only a step away from a story” - Robert MacFarlane

This presentation will introduce participants to the literary and artistic practice of psychogeography and encourage them to use these concepts in their own writing. Participants will hone their eyes to old signage, details of architecture, traces of the past, and the poetry of the everyday. Inspired by the Situationists, we will investigate how ordinary urban places provide rich source material. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry or memoir, this event will stimulate ideas. Includes a workshop, writing time and a wander. Afterwards, participants will receive personalised feedback on one piece of writing from Nick.

 A set of links for further reading will be provided.

Please note:

There is a $10 registration fee for this event. If you are unable to attend for any reason please let us know at least 24 hours in advance and we will cancel your place and refund your registration fee. We will send a reminder text for this event the day before the workshop.

The Walk element of this workshop will be accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users. It is recommended that participants bring a hat and/or umbrella, comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothes, depending on the weather.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Lectures |

TAGS: | recommended |

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600
Branch manager
Katherine O’Neill

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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