The world we live in, shared reading and creative writing sessions

The World We Live In, shared reading and creative writing sessions led by Sarah Lowndes

Saturday July 9, Saturday July 30, Saturday August 20, Saturday September 3

All sessions from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets are free, but pre-booking is essential

A facilitated reading and creative writing group inspired by the works featured in The World We Live In.

Each of these sessions employs a three-pronged approach. We will begin by examining and discussing a work from The World We Live In exhibition at Norwich Castle. Followed by a shared reading of a text, provided during the day.

Shared reading involves the course leader or another member of the group reading the text of the week aloud and the group discussing the text together.

We will then perform creative writing exercises inspired by this week’s artwork, reading and discussion.

You don’t need to read anything beforehand or bring anything to the session – all materials are provided. There is no pressure to read aloud or speak during the sessions. Active listening is an important response and contribution. You’re not supposed to share your creative writing with other group members, that’s your choice.

During the four sessions we will examine works of art by Eduardo Paolozzi, Vanley Burke, Patrick Ward and Tish Murtha. We will read about community, identity, love and loss by authors Diana Athill, Jay Bernard, Joan Didion and Stuart Hall.

We encourage you to book for all four sessions, but you can book individual sessions.