Below is the press release for an evening of social writing devised by myself and Thursdays Writing Collective's Elee Kraljii Gardiner. Please come. Elee and I will be supplying the prompts, as well as the paper and pens.
WRITE TO THE CITY: ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL WRITING, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
Write to the City: Adventures in Social Writing
Thursdays Writing Collective, featuring guest author Michael Turner
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Place: Brickhouse Bar, 730 Main St.
Numbers, acronyms, forms: how can we repurpose these constraints and social controls into an act of creative liberation? In 90 minutes of writing prompts, pencil-chewing and laughter we will push the phrases and numbers that determine how we navigate Vancouver into a creative realm.
The evening, held in a community atmosphere at the Brickhouse Bar, will question the right to move freely through the city and explore the barriers we have come to accept. Do we recognize to what extent we are determined by constraints, architecture and the urban plan? How can we leverage restrictive regulations to open creative discovery and change the way we experience civic space? Pencils and paper will be supplied and participants will have the opportunity to share their writing.
Michael Turner is a Vancouver-based author of fiction, criticism and song. His books include Hard Core Logo, The Pornographer¹s Poem and most recently 8×10.
Thursdays Writing Collective, directed by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, has been called, “the biggest, boldest, and by far the most vital conspiracy of writers operating in Vancouver at present,” by Geist magazine. TWC meets at Carnegie Community Centre every Thursday for drop-in creative writing sessions.