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Writing Workshop with Jen Hadfield – ‘Manifesto!’


Writing Workshop with Jen Hadfield – ‘Manifesto!’


Poet Jen Hadfield, appearing at the Kendal Poetry Festival

Saturday 28th February 10.00am-2.00pm

Tickets: £45
Places limited to 10

In the past year, it’s really been brought home to us how notional our sense of our own control over our lives can feel. For many, it’s also been a hard time to imagine the future – this workshop is my prescription! In it, you’ll reconnect with your ideals and ideas and perhaps think of a few attainable steps that you can make to reset your compass and move in the right direction in the way that feels right to you. Your manifesto can be personal, ideological, ecological or creative – or all these at once. If you’ve been thinking about how you want to live, what change you’d like to see, what you want to make – this is the workshop for you. Could now be the most necessary time for us to consider the hopes, dreams and changes we want to see and to make in our lives?'

In it, you’ll reconnect with your ideals and ideas and perhaps think of a few attainable steps that you can make to reset your compass and move in the right direction in the way that feels right to you. Your manifesto can be personal, political, ecological or creative – or all of these at once. If you’ve been thinking about how you want to live, what change you’d like to see, what you want to make – this is the workshop for you.

In the morning we'll look at some other people’s creative manifestos and share ideas, and after a wee lunch break, I’ll show you how to make a simple pamphlet/book to contain (or fail to contain!) your manifesto.

I keep workshops as informal as possible: if you’re juggling childcare and creativity on Sunday, please feel welcome to dip in and out as necessary, or let your kids join in – if your home environment is noisy, there’s always the option to mute in between contributions!

MATERIALS
You’ll need to gather a few very simple materials before the session:

NECESSARY

  • A needle with a big eye ... a darning needle is ideal.
  • Strong thread (linen thread is great) or yarn
  • A bookmakers knife or good kitchen knife
  • Scissors
  • A range of papers – scrap, recycled, art, newspaper sheets – whatever floats your boat!
  • A choice of ways of writing/making marks including any of these: pens/pencils/letter stamps, letter transfers –
  • TREATS – tea/coffee/fancies!

OPTIONAL

  • Cutting mat and craft knife
  • Pritt stick

Jen Hadfield biog >


Tickets can be purchased through the Brewery Arts Centre

 

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