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The Butterfly in the Corner: Revitalising Old Myths
July 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Now it is a well-known fact that literature is constantly in conversation with other literary text in some shape or form. This workshop will exploit this tradition as the starting point for writing our own poems. We will turn up to the blank notebook page armed with material, that our imagination can translate, update, transform and in some cases give voice to silenced characters or even fill in gaps left out of the original text.
We will write a poem using a myth, folklore, fairy tale, fable, religious, and / or historical tale as a starting point. Your poem will be in conversation with an iconic, well known and influential text. Hopefully you will find it both fascinating and rewarding to reimagine a text that we know and love, in order to present another perspective.
Come to the workshop armed with a myth, fairy tale, folklore, religious and / or historical tale that has always fascinated you in some way or form to use for stimulus for the poem we will create.
Note: This workshop is only open to members of the Writing Squad. It is not open to the general public.