Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Prose Series with Nandi Chinna at the FAC

Four Hills and a Cloud - Writing on Walking

Poet Wallace Stevens writes:
‘In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;
But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four
hills and a cloud’ (Stevens, 1955, p. 57).

In these workshops, writers will investigate the practice of walking as a creative tool. From Basho to Wordsworth, Janet Cardiff to Richard Long, many artists and writers have used the practice of walking to inform their creativity. Participants will undertake short walks and will be instructed in the practice of ‘reading’ the environment with the senses. Writers will then do a series of writing exercises using our walking experiences as raw material for creating prose pieces.
Classes do not require a prior booking. Cost per class: OOTA $20, NON-OOTA $25, $20 Conc. Classes commence (each Friday fortnight) at 10.00am-noon. All welcome!
1st Workshop is Friday, 1st July
2nd Workshop is Friday, 15th July
3rd Workshop is Friday, 29th July


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