Thu 17 Sep '20 - Workshop

Extra Extra Non-Fictie Schrijfworkshop 1 – Cancelled

Travelling Through Networks door Vincent Thornhill
10:00
WORM
Cancelled

Please note! This event has been cancelled until further notice.

(Nederlands)
Deze workshop heeft een thematische focus op sensueel non-fictie schrijven over reizen, geïnspireerd door de rubriek Extra Reading in Extra Extra Magazine #14, die zich richt op boeken over reizen. Schrijven is als reizen: de Extra Extra Workhop, die volledig Covid-proof is, biedt je de gelegenheid om je non-fictie schrijfvaardigheden te ontwikkelen onder begeleiding van schrijvers en denkers uit de velden van design en literatuur.

Op donderdagochtend worden in de workshop ‘Travelling Through Networks,’ de deelnemers begeleid door designer/schrijver Vincent Thornhill, die reizen beziet vanuit de alomtegenwoordige aanwezigheid van communicatietechnologieën. Aan de hand van schrijfoefeningen wordt een kader geboden om intimiteit als onderdeel van de informatiestructuur te belichten.

Aansluitend zal op de locatie van WORM een screening van de twee online masterclasses van The Happy Reader eindreacteur Seb Emina en schrijver Kevin Breathnach plaatsvinden van 14:00 – 17:15. De voertaal voor de workshop en masterclasses is Engels.

(English)
This workshop has a thematic focus on sensual non-fiction writing about travel, inspired by the Extra Reading feature in Extra Extra Magazine #14, which focuses on books about travel. Writing is like travelling: this – fully Covid-proof – Extra Extra Workshop enables you to develop your non-fiction writing skills, guided by writers and thinkers from the fields of design and literature.

In this Thursday morning workshop, titled ‘Travelling Through Networks’, the participants are guided by designer/writer Vincent Thornhill, who looks at travel through the ubiquitous presence of communication technologies. Writing exercises provide a framework to highlight intimacy as part of the informational structure.

Following the workshop, two online masterclasses by editor-in-chief of The Happy Reader Seb Emina and writer Kevin Breathnach will be streamed at the location from 14:00 – 17:15. Both the workshop and masterclasses are in English.

Twee masterclasses door Seb Emina en door Kevin Breathnach
14:00 – 17:15

Seb Emina
Given the current situation where travel is barely possible in the short term and ethically loaded in the long term, one can question the meaning of the genre of travel writing. With reference to the work of writers including Georges Perec, Olga Tokarczuk and Deborah Levy, as well as work published in The Happy Reader, Seb discusses how techniques of ‘travel writing’ in fact offer, more than ever, an important way of engaging with the world as a writer.

Kevin Breathnach
One of the most exciting non-fiction writers to emerge in recent years, Kevin Breathnach speaks in travelling tongues. Exploring an innovative non-fiction writing methodology, critical theorisation by T.S. Elliot and Rosalind Krause, among others, play an unsettling and key role. In this masterclass, Kevin shares ways in which writers might escape their own language – its grammar, syntax, even vocabulary – so as to write it anew, with no apparent sense nor subject. Be ready to let your tongue travel. Be inspired by a variety of estrangement from language; from Hildegard von Bingen’s mystical Lingua Ignota to Raymond Roussel’s proto-mechanical procés.