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.
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.