Gathering Ground is a generative writing walkshop, using embodied reading, walking and listening to explore and transform our relationship with place. Participants take part in an embodied reading excercise which acts as a provocation for walking exploration based on the situationist technique of drifting. These practices are distilled through generative writing excercises.
I have presented these workshops in person and online. In the online workshops, provocations are shared together in a Zoom call, followed by offline exploration by participants in their local area, who return to the zoom call to take part in the generative writing excercises.
Details of workshops:
Life, Death and Discomfort
Text: Staying with the Trouble: making kin in the Chthulucene, Donna Haraway
NT Writers Festival, October 2020 (in person)
Text: Shimmer, Deborah Bird Rose
Victoria University Place Pedagogies Seminar, October 2020 (online)
Working into the Cracks
Text: Pandemics as Portals, Arundahti Roy
Red Dirt Poetry Festival, August 2020 (online)
Finding Our Place
Text: Recovering a Narrative of Place
NT Writers Center Series Mparntwe/Alice Springs, April 2020 (online)