Competition and Workshop
A Creative Writing Workshop with a difference:
Mollie Baxter, on behalf of Transition City Lancaster, is running a writers workshop with a difference.
“Since Bacon’s fiction shaped the birth of science in the 17th Century, science fiction has influenced reality. We live stories and we are led by them. Where are our stories taking us today? Can your stories help take us to a better place? How do you imagine your own future? And how can we, when all we know is that it won’t be like the past? We need to fire up our imaginations.
“Transition City Lancaster is a community initiative that aims to support a positive, humane response to the interconnected challenges of the 21st century: climate change, oil and resource depletion, unemployment and debt , extinction and destabilising ecosystems.
Because of these issues, we know that the future we will experience will be unlike anything we have known in our past, but its difficult to really feel this and to explore what this might mean. We invite you to do so. Whatever your interest in these issues, however passionate, experienced or novice you are in creative writing or however strong or vague your idea of the future, we encourage you to get creative and write it down: be provocative, be hopeful, be playful, but most of all inspire your audience to think about and connect with their future – its challenges and its possibilities.
This workshop offers a uniquely creative and supportive way to explore these issues and/or, depending on your interest, a most unusual format to develop your creative writing.
Help us imagine the transition. Without vision we have no plans. Without imagination we have no vision. Inspire others with your vision of what’s possible.
Saturday October 30th 2010
10 – 2pm
Lancaster Library Meeting Room
£7.50 / £5 concession. Book in advance to secure a place. 01524 60497
Follow up sessions for private tutorial on final submissions. date to be confirmed – £7.50 / £5
Final Submissions will be appraised for reading on the Transition City Lancaster’s Radio programme on Diversity fm radio broadcasting out of Lancaster on 103.5fm and on the web www.diversityfm.co.uk. These will also be published on the TCL website.
Organisation: Transition City Lancaster www.transitioncitylancaster.org
Mollie Baxter, co-author of ‘Before the Rain’ (Flax 2008) has taught and facilitated workshops for many years, at University and out in the community. She has worked with Litfest, They Eat Culture, University of Cumbria, Lancaster University, NAGTY, Passport, Aim Higher, and Spotlight, amongst others. She has a relaxed, but enthusiastic approach and loves working with people of all levels of experience. www.molliebaxter.com