A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a seminar and workshop with Elizabeth Reeder, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.
These stimulating sessions focussed on the essay, with particular attention to the lyric essay and crossover essays. During the seminar we looked at play of poetry and language and writing the critical to make it feel like fiction: keeping the play and joy in that, while retaining the critical and cultural content, exegesis and so on.
During the workshop we did some close reading of particular writers. We split into small groups to do some writing of our own and give each other critical feedback afterwards. We found this a stimulating way of developing our own writing and a good model to follow for future workhops.
We suggest that we hold a Reading Group once a month and a Writing Group once a month, retaining the scheduled Reading Group sessions.
The first Writing Group will be on Monday 30th March.
No prior preparation is necessary. The first session will be led by Nicola Chambury.