This new one-day workshop delivered at Writing NSW in Rozelle, Sydney, explores affect, emotion, feeling, and embodiment and why they matter when it comes to writing. Through discussion, ‘reading as a writer’ reflection on selected texts, writing exercises, and workshopping, participants will gain insight into the various options for and effects of working with emotion in writing. Registrations open soon.
Writing NSW is offering this popular online workshop facilitating writing ‘literary trauma testimony’ - writing that uses creative strategies to testify to traumatic experience - over two weeks this year, to enable participants to make the most of the wealth of resources and to have more time to work on written submissions. The course features close readings of selected texts and explores the ethics and potential danger of writing trauma. Participants will complete writing exercises with the aim of producing a piece of literary writing that illuminates individual, collective, and/or transgenerational trauma in some way. Registrations open soon.