The Collective 'I': Life-Writing

At Nottingham Contemporary


This is a four-day workshop, occurring weekly every Wednesday in March, from 6 Mar – 27 Mar.

Free. Limited capacity. Early booking is recommended.

Nottingham-based writer Graham Caveney will be running four sessions exploring and facilitating the writing of autobiography. Life-writing is a practice rooted in collective experience and these workshops will aim to bring together critical reflection with creative feedback. Each week will combine readings of various forms of life-writing with producing examples. Each session will focus on a different aspect of this writing genre, with required reading being given out in advance.

Week One: Locating the Voice: Selections from Joe Brainard's I Remember and Claudia Rankine's Citizen

Week Two: Genre: Readings from Adam Phillips' essay 'On Barthes' in On Writing.

Week Three: Editing: Reading from Sarah Manguso and Maggie Nelson

Week Four: Reviewing our own Work in Progress: Reading from Durga Chew’s Bose Too Much and Not Enough

Nottingham Contemporary

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0115 948 9750

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