On Saturday, Rebecca Audra and I will be running our first writing workshop together at Madlab; Breathing Lightly. I’m a bit worried, and mostly excited. I haven’t run a workshop in several months and I’m really looking forward to this one.
Part of me wishes that we had put it later so that we had more time to prepare, particularly in terms of marketing. On the other hand, we hope it will be the first of many, and so it will provide a fantastic learning experience for the next one.
We tried to pick a weird and wide range of sources for the workshops – we want to make people think about different ways of writing about the body, and maybe look at finding inspiration in a genre of writing they wouldn’t have before. Each workshop has a very different focus. The morning workshop, ‘Out of Body’ will be more focused on looking at physical attributes and how they relate to inner workings, as well as considering unfamiliar states of inhabiting a body. The afternoon session will be much more introspective and focused on sense and contemplation of physical presence.
We’re mostly just hoping that it’ll come across as intelligent and stirring, rather than pretentious 😀
Now, I want you to look at this clip art cake:
…and just imagine how much better the real thing is going to look. Because Becca and I are making real cake for the workshop. Yes, if our smarts can’t tempt you, maybe our baking can!
Anyway, I’m really excited. Hope to see some of you there!