DATE AND TIME: Friday 21st July (5pm) - Sunday 23rd July (4pm)
VENUE: The Grange, Great Cressingham
COST: £150 fully catered with organic vegetarian food
Reimagining the Future: A Writing for Life Exploration
Do our words matter? Can the act of writing redirect the course of our lives? By activating our imaginations and speaking out, can we change the cultural stories and myths by which we live individually and collectively?
This creative, non-fiction weekend course is for all those looking to discover some key tools for navigating rocky times, from making meaning and broadening our collaboration skills, to laying down some tracks to restore the world and co-create a different kind of future. We will explore how to listen to different voices, how to work with real life material, how to find our own 'medicine story' and sustain a writing practice in times of urgency.
The weekend will include 'tech share' and exercises, myth telling and story-sharing and combine group work around the fire, by the river and under trees and stars, with time for individual contemplation and writing. Suitable for all writers wishing to develop their craft, change makers, artists, activists, designers and community workers. Bring your brilliance, and your swimming costume!
The weekend will be led by Charlotte Du Cann. Charlotte is a writer, editor and cultural activist based in Suffolk. She teaches collaborative and creative non-fiction and has given writing workshops for Arvon, The Dark Mountain Project and the Transition Network. She is the author of 50 Flowers that Shook My World - A Radical Return to Earth (Two Ravens Press), and has recently edited Playing for Time - Making Art as if the World Mattered (with Lucy Neal, Oberon Books) and the grassroots newspaper Transition Free Press.