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Kick-starters with Malika Booker: Workshop
June 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLY FOR SQUAD 11. BOOK HERE.
A common symptom of the belief that writing is a gift achieved only through instant inspiration is being defeated by the blank page, writers block, or sitting to write the master piece and being consistently unhappy with the results on the page. This workshop will explore and experiment with different strategies for kick starting writing. The aim is to leave with several drafts as well as starting lines for poems. We will use journals, freewrites, objects, word banks, rhyme trains, and exploratory walks etc to gather, tinker, play and fiddle with strategies for handling that empty page. We will cast various fishing lines to see what baits work for us.
You are required to bring the following: a discarded poem/ prose piece (a piece of work that you have been working on that just does not work, please print it out 2 hard copies, 14 font, double spaced, single side), a favourite or unusual word from the dictionary with the meaning and history, scissors, glue sticks and notebooks. You may also want to bring a drink/food, although there will be a break in which you’re welcome to go out to buy lunch. Be prepared to have fun.
This workshop is primarily for Squad 11, if you are a grad and want to be put on the waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.