The Diasporasian Writer (DW) Talkeratives engage with basic tools of writing, thinking about and with them through the larger lens of a colonial inheritance. We will be meeting every second Monday of the month for four months from September to December. Throughout the series, we will be inspired by strong writing samples, work through writing prompts, create a communal (virtual) commonplace book, draft our own pieces and workshop our writing experiments with each other.
Our goal is to come to a better understanding of voice and craft. Words are not neutral.
How can we write for us, from us and to us?
Workshop Week Topics:
- Sept - Unhooking Metaphor: Taking apart metaphor to put them back together.
- Oct - Affecting: Practicing precision and technique to get to the emotionally complex.
- Nov - Form Fams: Exploring the hows, whys and whats of forms, genres and structures.
- Dec - Dimensions: Creating space and time in writing.
Each workshop will host a total of 9 participants and 1 facilitator. Tickets for all four workshops are available for sale. You are, however, more than welcome to select just one workshop to attend.
For the price of the ticket, you will receive a free coffee/tea drink order of your choice at our partner cafe!
The other half of ticket sales goes directly to supporting the ongoing publication of our magazine, LooseLeaf!
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmine Gui is a writer and poet. She is the founder of Project 40 Collective, and the Managing Editor at LooseLeaf Magazine. She recently completed her MA at the University of Toronto. Her work has been published by ricepaper, Hart House Review, text lit mag, Acta Victoriana, and (parenthetical). You can find more of her at jaziimun.com.
Refunds will not be available.