Immerse yourself in art for an afternoon of creative writing. In the intimate space of a working artist’s studio, you’ll have the opportunity to think about how art can fuel your own writing, discuss what art and writing mean to you, and take away practical tips to help your writing glow.
Short story writer, arts journalist and writing tutor Judy Darley says: “I’ve been drawing inspiration from art all my writing life, and believe it can provide a stepping stone between the page and your imagination.”
Surrounded by the sculptures of Carol Peace, we’ll take a brief look at the history of art’s influence of writing before carrying out writing exercises designed to connect you with your senses and the artwork, and help your words to flow.
CAROL PEACE is an internationally recognised sculptor based at the Paintworks in Bristol, with work in private collections across the UK, Europe and America. Carol studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art and has had solo shows in London, Cambridge, Athens, Zurich, France, Spain and Holland. Find her at www.carolpeace.com and @CarolPeace_art.
JUDY DARLEY has had short stories published by magazines and anthologies including The Simple Things, Litro, Riptide Journal, and The View From Here. Her debut collection ‘Remember Me To The Bees’ is out now. She’s currently working on a collection of short stories, poems and flashes based around the theme of journeys. Find her at www.skylightrain.com and @JudyDarley.
The Writing From Art workshop takes place from 2-5pm on Wednesday 12th November 2014 at Studio 5.3, at Paintworks, Bristol.
Cost: £12 per person. Limited to 8 places. Book your place at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-from-art-with-judy-darley-and-carol-peace-tickets-12953996753.
We will also be hosting a night of literary readings inspired by art, also at Carol’s Paintworks studio, on Friday 7th November. Find details here.