Monday 29 October 2012

Writing workshop at Durham Book Festival: 2 for 1 tickets for New Writing North subscribers

New Writing North are delighted to be working with the Northern Spirit team, who are putting together a production next spring in venues across the north of England, to commission writers to reflect on what it means to be a northerner today.

Fed up with the traditional depiction of the North as being grim, industrial and depressed, director Chris Meads and the team decided to bring together writers, artists, photographers and digital media specialists to create a blog – A Wondrous Space – which would dispel this dated image of northern England. The contributors have written about Manchester, Sheffield, Tyne and Wear and Liverpool.

The blog entries will help inform a new production called A Wondrous Place, which will tour the North in the spring.

You can be part of the production. Come along on Monday 29th October to the Gala Theatre in Durham at 2pm, and take part in the writing workshop which will help create the final piece.

This event is especially relevant to writers working in the North, and as such, if you quote “New Writing North” when you book by phone (0191 332 4041) you can get 2 for 1 tickets to the workshop.

Writers will get the following out of the workshop:

You’ll get to take away the start of six stories about characters in a re-imagined North which you’ll have helped write during the session

You’ll learn about how digital technology and blogging can be a tool for writers, with input from the bloggers who’ve already contributed to A Wondrous Space
You’ll get an insight into how the Northern Spirit team is using digital technology to enhance collaborative theatre-making processes. This will be illustrated practically within the workshop where you’ll get a real sense of how your contribution will help shape the piece

You can book your 2 for 1 tickets by calling the Gala box office on 0191 332 4041 and quoting “New Writing North”.

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Source: Press Release

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