(Workshop) I Need to Start a Garden: Journaling the Crisis

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Running a workshop on Friday 15th May, 1-2.30pm as part of the Stay at Home Fringe Literary Festival. Free & all welcome.

In his book Modern Nature, Derek Jarman refers to his home in Dungeness as ‘the idea of my wilderness garden’. Suffering with AIDS-related illness, Jarman tends to his windswept crop of plants and flowers as a way of staying in time, planting for renewal, resilience and tending to the cycles of the seasons. As we find ourselves confined indoors, this workshop asks how we might cultivate our own wilderness gardens in writing. What arts of noticing can we practice to keep attuned to ‘nature’, our bodies and the tiny changes of daily life occurring alongside the monumental dramas of our contemporary moment? We will experiment with journaling, free-writing and asking what it means to write, dream and feel through crisis.

RSVP here for Zoom link.

Taster playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jRnDh8vz7x1eNjPEutI74?si=9Ks_8pffRQyxX7o4oETSDA

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