Project Description

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)


Making Kin 

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)